DSC_9278waFrom Adam Ant’s Facebook page

(CHERRY HILL, NJ) January 26, 2017 … Tom Edwards, 41, guitarist and MD for Adam Ant, passed away yesterday from suspected heart failure at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Tom was on tour with the band as part of the North American Kings of the Wild Frontier tour that began two nights ago in Washington DC. He was found unresponsive then rushed to the hospital where he passed away yesterday in the late afternoon.
An autopsy is pending. No further details are known at this time.

Tom was an esteemed guitarist throughout his career and had played with Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Edwyn Collins, Andrea Corrs, Arno Castens and Spiderbites.
“On behalf of Adam and his band, we thank all of you for your best wishes and support during this most difficult time, Tom shared his musical gifts with the world and his spirit will live on forever.”

In order to pay respects to their honored bandmate, Adam and his band have postponed their upcoming concerts at The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia (January 26) and Webster Hall in New York City (January 27), but will resume the tour at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto (January 29).

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  1. “but will resume the tour at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto (January 29)”… show must go on, right? How insensitive.

  2. I’m so very saddened to hear this. Was right in front of him when he played in Boston on Tuesday. It’s hard to remember that and reconcile it with this tragic news. RIP

  3. Tom you will be a massive miss to us the ant family ,lots of love to you’re family ,and to you’re friends ,love you to the moon and back ,Jan xxx

  4. RIP Tom. Thoughts with his family especially his brother the great Dickon Edwards of Orlando and Fosca fame (Tom played on the 3rd Fosca album)

  5. Still speechless after time has gone by… what a true true gift we had with him. Always in good spirits, a smile, warm feelings. He is the one person directly responsible for breathing life into Antmusic and bringing us all together.
    I am a person with tattoos and a person who is not into putting someone’s name or picture on there body but above my heart. He will go and stay with me through good and bad times. Tom was an amazing person, spirit, musician possessing the patience of a saint.
    My healing feelings go out to his loved ones and especially Holly and his partner not to forget to mention Adam and the band!


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