Gas misplaced its authentic drummer, Jody Abbott, after the musician handed away lately. He was 55.

A number of information shops, together with Native Memphis and Fox 13 Memphis, reported Abbott’s demise this week. They confirmed that the previous Gas drummer and Memphis resident died on July 20.

The Huntington’s Illness Society of America (HDSA) launched a press release concerning the saddening information, confirming that Jody Abbott’s reason for demise was as a consequence of Huntington’s illness he suffered for years.

“We’re saddened at present by the information of the passing of Jody Abbott, former drummer for @fuelofficial and #BreakingPoint. Our honest condolences exit to Amy and their total household,” the HDSA said.

The Alzheimer’s Affiliation describes Huntington’s illness as a progressive mind dysfunction that happens when a faulty gene impacts the central space of the mind. Named after George Huntington, M.D. who first described it within the 1800s, the defect is alleged to be dominant and may be inherited by these individuals whose mother and father undergo from it, as properly.

Based on officers, the illness is like having ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s illness all of sudden. The press assertion about Abbott’s demise additionally revealed that “at present there are roughly 41,000 symptomatic Individuals and greater than 200,000 prone to inheriting the illness.”

Jody Abbott’s Music Profession

Gas’s profession began in 1989 when Abbott met Carl Bell. They fashioned a university campus band, Wished, in Tennessee earlier than altering their names a number of instances from Phoenix and Reel Too Actual to Small the Pleasure.

In 1996, they formally named the band Gas earlier than releasing their second EP, “Porcelain.” Years later, Abbott left the band and let Jonathan Mover substitute him.

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Earlier than his exit, he contributed to the band’s 4 Eps, together with “Small the Pleasure,” “Gas,” “Porcelain,” and “Hazleton.” One of many band’s songs, “Shimmer,” made it to the Billboard Scorching 100 charts.

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Though he left Gas, his music profession didn’t finish there. He joined one other rock group, Breaking Level, and launched “Coming of Age.” The songs they created made it to a number of movies, together with “Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge,” “The Scorpion King,” and “Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug.”

After his demise, his spouse shared a press release and urged everybody to get examined for the illness that claimed her husband’s life.

“Be concerned in your group. Search out a help group. Volunteer for a fundraiser. There’s a lot information on the market and you will need to discuss to individuals who have lived via this,” she went on.

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