Nick Weaver dies aged 37: Deep Sea Arcade guitarist loses cancer battle

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Australian musician Nick Weaver dies aged 37: Guitarist of psychedelic pop band Deep Sea Arcade loses battle with cancer, his family confirms

Nick Weaver, the guitarist and co-founder of Sydney psychedelic rock band Deep Sea Arcade, has died at the age of 37 after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

He is being remembered by his family as a creative soul who ‘will be greatly missed’, reports Double J.

‘He was in the midst of many projects including recording a new album with The Tambourine Girls, a disco record with Salmon Brothers, as well as a solo record, which his bandmates have pledged to finish and release soon,’ his family said in a statement.

‘His creativity was only just blossoming, and he will be greatly missed.’

Weaver founded Deep Sea Arcade as a teenager with his friend Nic McKenzie, but the didn’t release their first album, Outlands, until 2012.

The album was noted for its ’60s-inspired sound and received critical acclaim.

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