The lead singer and songwriter of the 1990s Indie group Silver Jews has died at 52, according to NBC News.
David Bermin started the Silver Jews in the 1990s and the band released six studio albums between 1994 and 2008, including “Starlite Walker” and “Tanglewood Numbers.”
The band didn’t tour much, with Berman saying “I believe that intermittent live performance has cut short the writing lives of touring musicians. If you are making an argument with history you don’t waste your energy and brain cells on sales, publicity, relentless travel, and other adjoining tasks. The less my body moves, the more energy my brain has to write.”
He was set to begin a tour with Purple Mountains this weekend, before going on a nationwide tour.
The cause of death has not been announced, but NBC News notes that he has had overdoses and a suicide attempt in his past.