Longtime Member Of ‘The Beach Boys’ Dies At 67

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The music world is mourning the loss of Jeffrey Foskett, a beloved member of ‘The Beach Boys,’ who succumbed to anaplastic thyroid cancer at the age of 67. Known for his significant contributions to the iconic band and his collaboration with music legends Brian Wilson and Mike Love, Foskett’s legacy has left quite a mark on the classic rock scene.

Brian Wilson, the co-founder of ‘The Beach Boys,’ was the first to express his heartbreak over Foskett’s passing on Instagram.

“I’m so heartbroken that my dear friend Jeff Foskett has passed. Jeff was always there for me when we toured and we couldn’t have done it without him. Jeff was one of the most talented guys I ever knew. He was a great musical leader and guitarist and he could sing like an angel,” he wrote “I first met Jeff in 1976 when he knocked on my door in Bel Air and I invited him in, and we were friends ever since. I don’t know what else to say. Love and Mercy to Jeff’s family and friends, we will remember him forever.”

Foskett’s last social media post, dated March 4, featured a poignant video of him ringing a bell at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. After four years of treatment, Foskett expressed gratitude for the gift of life and the ability to meet his grandson, Domenic. He described the period as the “best four years” of his life, emphasizing the transformative impact of the clinical trial on his well-being.

Longtime friend and actor John Stamos, who shares a deep connection with ‘The Beach Boys’, paid tribute to Foskett in a heartfelt Instagram post, along with a throwback photo with Foskett.

Stamos shared a touching moment involving his son, Billy, who comforted him with a drawing in response to the news of Foskett’s passing. The drawing depicted Foskett with hearts ascending to heaven, symbolizing love and loss. Stamos conveyed his gratitude for every moment, note, and piece of wisdom that Foskett shared during their friendship of over 40 years.

Jeffrey Foskett’s departure marks the end of an era for classic rock enthusiasts, leaving behind a legacy of harmonies, joy, and a vibrant spirit that will resonate in the hearts of music lovers for generations.

To learn more about his passing, check out the video below.

And check out this video to hear Jeffrey sing one of ‘The Beach Boys’ classic songs (with a shot of Brian Wilson too):