Following the news that Jeff Austin had suffered a medical emergency this past weekend, the family has confirmed the horribly sad news today that Jeff Austin has passed away. We’re seeing that it occurred yesterday, Monday, June 24, 2019. R.I.P. to one of the best mandolin players of a generation.
The Denver Post notes that while no cause of death was given on his Facebook page, “AEG Presents confirmed that Austin died after being put into a medically induced coma.” [via]
This message below was just shared via Jeff Austin’s social media page.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved family member, mandolinist, singer, songwriter and founder of The Jeff Austin Band, and Yonder Mountain String Band, Jeff Austin. Austin passed away June 24, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. He was son of Eileen Austin, husband to Devlyn, and father to Lily Rose (12), Penelope (5), and Jude Patrick (2). He was a dear friend whose music touched the lives of so many, and will be sorely missed. If you would like to make a contribution to help his family, please visit https://sweetrelief.org/jeff-austin-fund/.
Horribly sad news. Our thoughts are with Jeff’s family and friends today.
Yonder Mountain String Band shared this message:
We are saddened to report that we have lost our brother Jeff Austin. Remembering the incredible times and magical moments puts us at a profound loss for words. While we honor his memory, we will continue to pray for his family and for the journey they now face without him.
Umphrey’s McGee has shared a word mourning his passing and sharing a positive spirited reminder of what gifts he gave us.
We are deeply saddened that we have lost Jeff Austin. The UM organization mourns his passing, while celebrating the joy & laughter he brought to so many of us. Our thoughts are with his family & the wider community.
— Umphrey's McGee (@umphreysmcgee) June 25, 2019
Here are some other reactions from fans and musicians in the scene…
— 🏳️🌈ヒロヒサカトー(井乃頭蓄音団/はなし) (@hirohisakato) June 25, 2019
— Yep Roc Records (@yeproc) June 25, 2019
My heart is so heavy today to hear the passing of a man who changed my life with his powerful energy and music. Rest In Peace Jeff Austin. Your talent was unparalleled. Hug your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/tW1Oz5rki0
— Rebecca Hoesing (@reebawka) June 25, 2019
RIP Jeff Austin. It’s a very sad day.
If you would like to make a contribution to help his family, please visit https://t.co/qsQCgxNfSd.
— Béla Fleck (@belafleckbanjo) June 25, 2019
How I met Jeff Austin… It all started on New Year’s Eve at YEMSG. pic.twitter.com/xQd2hou3v4
— Fluffhead Was A Man (@fluffhead67) June 25, 2019