Ra Ra Riot Drummer Discovered Dead
Following a gig Friday and an ensuing late night party, sticksman John Pike goes missing, found dead Sunday.
The body of John Pike, drummer for up-and-coming Syracuse, NY-based indie pop outfit Ra Ra Riot, was discovered in the waters of Buzzards Bay, MA Sunday afternoon (June 3). He was 22 years old.
Pike had been missing since early Saturday morning (June 2), when the band, following a Friday (June 1) gig in Providence, RI, attended a late night afterparty in nearby Fairhaven, MA. Pike was last seen at the party around 3 A.M. wearing a yellow shirt and Levi’s jeans. “He just disappeared from the party after the show,” a band spokesperson confirmed to SPIN.com. When Pike didn’t turn up Saturday, a search party dispersed on foot and soon discovered his mobile phone on a nearby beach. Next, authorities began drudging the bay and Pike’s body surfaced from Buzzards Bay’s waters at approximately 4:10 P.M., a band spokesperson confirmed to SPIN.com. “No foul play is suspected,” the band’s spokesperson said. The band has yet to make any statement or announcement about their future.
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