Jonathan Fire*Eater singer Stewart Lupton dead at 43
Stewart Lupton, the leading singer of Jonathan Fire*Eater, died on Sunday (May 27) in Salt Lake City at 43.
The American indie rock band’s line-up was Stewart Lupton (vocals), Tom Frank (bass), Paul Maroon (guitar and pedal steel), Matt Barrick (drums), and Walter Martin (organs, keyboards). After the band’s break-up, Maroon, Barrick, and Martin went on to form The Walkmen.
The band released two albums in the mid-’90s, 1995’s Jonathan Fire*Eater and 1997’s Wolf Songs for Lambs, as well as a mini-album called Tremble Under Boom Lights in 1996.
As for Stewart Lupton, an official cause of death has not yet been released. However his family said in a statement his passing stemmed from a “desperate attempt to escape the voices that so tormented him.”
As a matter of fact, yet we remember there was a suicide attempt around 2015, where Lupton jumped off a bridge and miraculously survived. Death didn’t let him win again.