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RIP … Autograph bassist Randy Rand, Dead at 71

Randy Rand – photo by Christopher Carroll

Metal Sludge — Sad news from the world of rock n’ roll.

Randy Rand has died.

Rand, 71, was the bassist of the band Autograph.

A statement from the band was released today that reads in part: “It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts to announce the unexpected passing of our cherished friend and founding member of Autograph, Randy Rand.”

There is no official cause of death but the band’s only original member since inception (1983) had previously experienced some heart related health issues in the past.

Rand was admitted into a hospital for an irregular heart rhythm back in late July 2018.

See the band’s statement below as shared on their official social media.

Metal Sludge sends our strength to his wife, daughter, family and band-mates.

R.I.P. Randy Rand



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