Following today’s news of the death of Grant Hart at age 56, a number of Hart’s contemporaries and artistic descendants have shared tributes to the late former Hüsker Dü drummer/vocalist/songwriter on social media. Ryan Adams, Craig Finn, Billie Joe Armstrong, Fred Armisen, Tanya Donnelly, and Ted Leo were among those who shared their memories of Hart and thoughts on his passing. See a selection of tributes below.
RIP Grant Hart
Your music saved my life.
It was with me the day I left home.
It's with me now.
Travel safely to the summerlands. pic.twitter.com/B8JfIdp57H
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) September 14, 2017
Grant Hart wrote some of the songs that matter the most to me. Thank you and Rest in Peace.
— Craig Finn (@steadycraig) September 14, 2017
Waking up to news Grant Hart is gone. I can't even *understand* his drumming, but his classic melodicism was a massive inspiration. RIP.
— Continuity Ted Leo Account (@tedleo) September 14, 2017
NOOOO! Goddamn it. Songs like 'Green Eyes' and 'Flexible Flyer' were the stuff that got me through high school. Thank you Grant. RIP. https://t.co/R3DKVcuA93
— @ACNewman (@ACNewman) September 14, 2017
we lost brother grant, another terrible blow… pic.twitter.com/zElSoZd1gi
— mike watt (@wattfrompedro) September 14, 2017
His drumming was so incredible I feel like a fraud when we play Husker Du songs. AND he could write & sing like thishttps://t.co/aDaGE6QuU4
— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) September 14, 2017