The guitarist Sylvain Sylvain has died at the age of 69 after a two-year-long battle with cancer. The sad news were confirmed on Facebook.
The music industry is devastated to find out the passing of the phenomenal rock guitarist Sylvain Sylvain on January 13th, 2021.
At the age of 69, the talented musician has died of cancer, leaving behind a musical legacy and an influence for the rock genre.
Who was Sylvain Sylvain?
Sylvain Mizrahi, widely known by his stage name Sylvain Sylvain, was the guitarist of the American rock band “New York Dolls”.
The guitarist co-founded the punk-rock band in 1971 and became the inspiration of many rock bands that were to be created, like Ramones and Guns N’ Roses.
Sylvain Sylvain was born in Cairo, Egypt on February 14th 1951 and lived in France as a child until his family finally moved to New York.
Sylvain died in Nashville, where he had been living since 2015. Sylvain Sylvain’s wife confirmed her husband’s death with a Facebook post on January 14th, 2021.
Who is Sylvain Sylvain’s wife?
- The guitarist’s wife is named Wanda O’Kelley Mizrahi.
In the Facebook post, Wanda O’Kelley Mizrahi revealed that Sylvain Sylvain was battling cancer for the past two and a half years.
“While we grieve his loss, we know that he is finally at peace and out of pain. Please crank up his music, light a candle, say a prayer and let’s send this beautiful doll on his way,” she wrote in her heartfelt statement.
According to the BBC, Sylvain announced his cancer diagnosis in 2019, and a GoFundMe was set up to cover his medical bills.
The comment section of the Facebook post is filled with condolences, while Twitter is also paying tribute to the artist, including his colleagues.