From The Afghan Whigs Facebook page-
"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration.
Dave Rosser passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by love. Thank you to all who kept him in their hearts. He is forever in ours."
Every once in a while a human being comes along that transcends everything: life, art, friendship, wit, music and love. They are among the true "one of a kinds". Dave Rosser belongs to that category. A New Orleanian for nearly 25 years, he is widely considered to be a true virtuoso guitar player by some of the most influential artists in the industry.
He has toured the globe extensively with The Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, Mark Lanegan and Marc Broussard. He's worked on projects with Ani Difranco, Joseph Arthur and a list of who's who in music. He's played with local bands too numerous to mention. A working man's musician. If that wasn't impressive on its own, he is also one of sweetest human beings on the planet. His sense of humor and generosity rival his musical prowess.
Recently Rosser was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. Please join us in rallying support for him during this difficult time. All proceeds collected by Sweet Relief shall go towards helping Dave in his battle with cancer.