Psychological As Something founding member and songwriter Andrew “Grasping” Smith has died after struggling a coronary heart assault in his automobile.
He was aged 63.
Band supervisor Grant Bartlett on Tuesday confirmed to AAP that Smith had suffered a coronary heart assault whereas driving in Sydney. An ambulance arrived promptly to supply therapy however he later died.
Mr Bartlett, who has managed the Australian pop-rock band for 16 years, mentioned Smith’s deadly coronary heart downside got here as a shock.
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“One of many healthiest guys I’ve seen,” Mr Bartlett mentioned.
The band launched a press release saying: “It’s with an extremely heavy coronary heart to announce that one of many founding members of Psychological As Something, Andrew Grasping Smith handed away final night time …”
The latest line-up of the group band performed in southern NSW’s Tathra on Saturday night time and was scheduled to carry out in Melbourne on Thursday.
The group was shaped in Sydney in August 1977 by Smith, together with Reg Mombassa, Martin Plaza, Wayne “Hen” Delisle and Peter O’Doherty.
Smith was additionally a vocalist, alongside Plaza, and keyboard participant.
The band was on a nationwide tour with Smith, who was the one remaining member of the unique line-up, which burst onto the Australian music scene with debut album Get Moist in 1979.
Psychological As Something had prime 10 Australian hits with If You Go away Me, Can I Come Too?, Too Many Instances and Stay It Up. Their band’s debut album featured the tune The Nips Are Getting Greater, which charted inside the highest 20 in Australia.
He’s survived by his fiancee Fiona Docker and son Harvey.