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Husker Du co-founder Grant Hart dies after cancer battle

From BBC - September 14, 2017

Grant Hart, the lead singer and drummer of the influential indie rock band Husker Du, has died after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

The death of the 56-year-old Minnesota rocker was confirmed by his former band mate, Bob Mould, on Facebook on Thursday.

Husker Du - Danish for "Do you remember" - rose to fame in the 1980s with their melodic take on punk rock.

Mould recalled meeting Hart while studying at university in 1978.

BBC Music: Husker Du

The two men met at a local record shop in St Paul, Minnesota as punk music blared over the stereo system, Mould described on Facebook.

"The next nine years of my life was spent side-by-side with Grant. We made amazing music together," he said.

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