Mazzy Star's David Roback Passes Away

26 February 2020 | 11:45 am | Staff Writer

Tributes have begun rolling in for Roback.

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Mazzy Star's David Roback has passed away, age 61. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, the news was confirmed by a publicist on behalf of the group, with no cause of death given. 

In addition to his work with Mazzy Star (which he co-founded with Hope Sandoval in Los Angeles in 1989), Roback was also a founding member of Opal and Rain Parade. 

Mazzy Star made their debut Australian appearance in 2018, with Roback telling The Music in an interview that "Music is very visual in the sense that it triggers a sort of cinematic reaction in the mind. 

"This reaction is really very personal, very individual. But it's universal that this happens." Read the full interview here.

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The group are best-known for their 1993 hit, Fade Into You, as well as songs like Into Dust, Halah, Look On Down From The Bridge and more, and released four albums starting with 1990's She Hangs Brightly.

Tributes have begun rolling in for Roback.