Former Korn touring guitarist Shane Gibson died earlier today, as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old.
Gibson was most recently a member of St0rk, the project featuring super drummer Thomas Lang (Paul Gilbert), lead singer VK Lynne (Vita Nova, Eve’s Apple) and bassist Kelly LeMieux (Buckcherry, Goldfinger).
St0rk has released the following statement regarding Gibson’s passing: “It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that St0rk founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 a.m. on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old.”
“Shane was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known, and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did.”
After guitarists Rob Patterson and Sevendust’s Clint Lowrey finished their respective stints with Korn, Shane Gibson was recruited in 2007 and stuck with Korn until leaving in 2010. Gibson even took over lead guitar for Korn when Munky was absent from the band for a brief time in 2008.
Gibson went on to play with SchwarZenatoR, stOrk and others, also contributing to Korn singer Jonathan Davis‘s solo album ‘Jonathan David and the SFA. His main project, stOrk, started in 2010 and is set to release its second album Broken Pieces on April 29, 2014.