Sad news today as author, poet and former Cold Cave member Justin Benoit has passed away at the age of 35 from yet to be seen causes in Philadelphia.

Benoit toured with Cold Cave during a tour for the release of 2009's Love Comes Close and was currently living with Cold Cave (Wesley Eisold). Speaking in a heartbreaking post on the band's Facebook page, Eisold spoke about the loss of Benoit.

"As many of you know we lived together in my Philadelphia house, and he continued to live there until his passing. He was my friend and band member. He was a genius with impeccable taste. He loved his family, his friends, The Fall and when he would see broken umbrellas on the street. We love him and miss him dearly. Rest In Peace."