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RIP … FireHouse singer Cj Snare loses Cancer Battle, Dead at 64

Cj Snare of FireHouse

Metal Sludge — Horrible news from the rock world, as we learn of the passing of FireHouse co-founder and singer Cj Snare.

Snare had been battling a Stage IV Colon Cancer diagnosis since September of 2020.

The singer had a few surgeries over the recent years but has now lost his fight.

Snare passed away unexpectedly while at home according to the band’s official statement.

The FireHouse social media platforms have all posted a message which we have shared below.

Today is a sad day for Rock N Roll.

It is with great sorrow we are letting the world know we have lost our brother: CJ Snare, the rock and roll warrior, lead vocalist, and a founding member of Firehouse.

CJ snare passed unexpectedly at home Friday night, April 5, 2024. He was a young 64 years old.

As you are all aware, CJ was expected to be back on stage with the band this summer after recovering from surgery.

We are all in complete shock with CJ’s untimely passing.

CJ was was arguably one of the best vocal talents of a generation, touring the world with Firehouse non stop the past 34 years.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Snare family, Katherine Little, friends, and all our beloved fans all over the world.

“Reach for the Sky” CJ! You will be forever missed by family, friends, fans and your band mates. You’re singing with the angels now.


FireHouse official statement

TMZ has reported on Snare‘s death and has noted the cause of death was cardiac arrest.

“Snare’s daughter, Heather, tells us … her father passed away Thursday afternoon after a lengthy cancer battle. She says his official cause of death is cardiac arrest.” — Source TMZ

In addition to the band’s official statement, we have also shared Cj’s partner Katherine Little‘s statement as well.

It is with a heavy heart that I write this and it’s extremely difficult to find the right words. CJ left this world on Friday, April 5th. I’ve had 8+ wonderful years with this man and I love him to his core.

In September of 2020, CJ was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. His initial prognosis was grim, but that didn’t stop him. We went for a second opinion and in September of 2021, he had a life-saving operation that gave us these last years with him. He was so incredibly positive during this whole disease. He was so strong. He never lost hope. All he wanted was to be the CJ that you all know and love. Last spring, he started having some more issues and he had another surgery in October 2023. This last surgery left him very weak and unable to live a full life. I’ve been by his side from day 1 and I would have never given up on him.

CJ leaves behind three wonderful children that are all so very special to me. Life will never be the same. I’m not ready to face this. There is so much to say but words are incredibly difficult right now. Please respect our family during this time of grief and keep us in your thoughts.

Katherine Little

Katherine Little statement

Metal Sludge would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Cj Snare‘s family, friends and band-mates.

Cj Snare was 64.

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