Written by: Alex Green
Trish Doan, who played bass in the Canadian metal band Kittie has died.
Doan was 31.
The cause of death is not being disclosed at this point.
Born in South Korea, Doan joined Kittie in 2005, however she left the band two years later. She rejoined in 2012.
She recently moved to Australia to devote her time to school and surfing and she used her social media presence on Twitter to be open about her ongoing battle with depression.
Sadly, before her death, Doan turned her Twitter profile picture to a dark square and under it she wrote “Bye.”
On their Facebook page, Kittie posted the following message: “It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan. Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated. We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
Former Kittie bassist Ivy Vujic Jenkins also wrote of Doan on her Facebook page: “Anyone who has ever met Trish Doan, knows that she was one of the sweetest, kindest, most down to earth people on this planet. I loved seeing her beautiful photos of Australian sunsets and city skylines, and nerding out about bass gear and geeky tech stuff. Everyone loved Trish more than she ever realized. She has left an imprint on so many lives. Her memory and legacy will outlive her physical form for many years to come. Much love to Trish’s family, friends and all of the world that was touched by her presence.”