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Robby Steinhardt Violinist original member of band Kansas dead at

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Robby Steinhardt Violinist original member of band Kansas dead at

Kansas' Vocalist & Violinist Robby Steinhardt Dies Aged 71 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 05:00:00 -0700-Violinist Robby Steinhardt, original member of band Kansas, dead at 71 Manager Budd Carr, from left, drummer Phil Ehart and vocalist and violinist Robert E.

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Violinist Robby Steinhardt, original member of band Kansas, dead at 71

A rock violinist, singer and original member of the group Kansas has died at age 71.

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According to The Associated Press, Robby Steinhardt died about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at a Florida hospital, where he was being treated for pancreatitis complications, wife Cindy Steinhardt said in a Facebook post Monday.

“It is with an extremely heavy broken heart that I have to announce to the world, we have lost one of the most incredible people of our time. … Robby Steinhardt has passed away,” she wrote of the Lawrence, Kansas, native, who was with the band from 1973-1982 and 1997-2006.

Cindy Steinhardt said her husband was first admitted to the hospital on May 13. He died in her arms, she wrote.

“We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure,” she wrote. “Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios. A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved.”

She went on to ask fans to “respect this heavy time of grief.”

The band, known for its hits “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” also offered condolences in a Facebook post Monday.

“The members of the band Kansas, past and present, wish to express our deepest sorrow over the death of our bandmate and friend, Robby Steinhardt,” the post read. “Robby will always be in our souls, in our minds, and in our music. What he brought to us as bandmates, to the fans who attended our concerts, and to the sound of KANSAS, will always be heartfelt. We love him and will miss him always.”

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A rock violinist, singer and original member of the group Kansas has died at age 71.

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According to The Associated Press, Robby Steinhardt died about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at a Florida hospital, where he was being treated for pancreatitis complications, wife Cindy Steinhardt said in a Facebook post Monday.

“It is with an extremely heavy broken heart that I have to announce to the world, we have lost one of the most incredible people of our time. … Robby Steinhardt has passed away,” she wrote of the Lawrence, Kansas, native, who was with the band from 1973-1982 and 1997-2006.

Cindy Steinhardt said her husband was first admitted to the hospital on May 13. He died in her arms, she wrote.

“We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure,” she wrote. “Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios. A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved.”

She went on to ask fans to “respect this heavy time of grief.”

The band, known for its hits “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” also offered condolences in a Facebook post Monday.

“The members of the band Kansas, past and present, wish to express our deepest sorrow over the death of our bandmate and friend, Robby Steinhardt,” the post read. “Robby will always be in our souls, in our minds, and in our music. What he brought to us as bandmates, to the fans who attended our concerts, and to the sound of KANSAS, will always be heartfelt. We love him and will miss him always.”

Read more here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

©2021 Cox Media Group


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Violinist Robby Steinhardt, original member of band Kansas, dead at … Tue, 20 Jul 2021 05:00:00 -0700-On the night he was admitted to hospital, Cindy also confirmed her husband suffered from a septic shock. According to her, Robby then went on “to spring back …

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Kansas’ Vocalist & Violinist Robby Steinhardt Dies Aged 71

July 20, 2021

Robby Steinhardt, the co-lead vocalist and violinist with the band Kansas, has passed away aged 71.

News of Steinhardt’s death was confirmed by his wife Cindy. She said that he was admitted to hospital with acute pancreatitus. She also revealed that he ultimately suffered from sepsis and passed away.

On the night he was admitted to hospital, Cindy also confirmed her husband suffered from a septic shock. According to her, Robby then went on “to spring back much to the amazement of his entire medical staff”.

However, he then suffered from sepsis once again on the day he was to move to a rehabilitation centre.

“Beyond devastated”

Steinhardt had joined Kansas after they were formed in 1971. The band were performing under their original name White Clover at that stage. After leaving the group in 1982, he returned for a string of studio and live recordings in 1997.

He left the band for the second time in 2006. Lead singer Steve Walsh described this as “one of the most difficult things we’ve ever had to do”.

Speaking about her husband’s plans for new music and a tour, Cindy Steinhardt wrote on Facebook, “We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure”.

“Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios”, she continued.  “A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved”. 

Paying tribute to Steinhardt, Kansas also wrote, “We love him and will miss him always”.

“Robby will always be in our souls, in our minds, and in our music”, they added. “What he brought to us as bandmates, to the fans who attended our concerts, and to the sound of KANSAS, will always be heartfelt”. 

Other musicians have also paid tribute to Steinhardt. 

Dream Theater founding member Mike Portnoy also added, So sorry to hear of the passing of Robby Steinhardt of @KansasBand, he was such a big part of their sound on those early classic albums”.

Age of Electric’s Todd Kerns also wrote, Very sorry to hear of the passing of Robby Steinhardt, founding member of @KansasBand”. Had the good fortune to meet him several times. He was a great man. Thinking of his family”. 


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– July 20, 2021

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