Aussie Musician Zac Denton Has Died, Aged 24
The Australian music community is in mourning after the announcement young songwriter and drummer Zac Denton passed away.
Denton, a member of the Melbourne band The Ocean Party, died due to complications relating to a brain cyst.
The band, of which the 24-year-old's brother Lachlan Denton was also a part, announced his death on social media on Wednesday.
"It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we must announce the passing of our beautiful friend and brother Zachary Levi Denton," the statement said.
"Zac was admitted to St. Vincents hospital on Sunday evening with a migraine which after brain scans was realised to be related to a cyst blocking fluids from draining from his brain."
Denton joined the band at the age of 18, and also performed with other acts including Ciggie Witch, Pregnancy and Hobby Farm.
Sydney live music venue Oxford Art Factory sent their condolences to the friends and family of a "beautiful soul and incredible talent" on Facebook.
"Also a strong reminder to tell your friends you love them on the regular," the post said.
In honour of his passing, Ocean Party have decided to release their latest album, The Oddfellows' Hall, a week earlier than initially planned and as a free download.
The band said the album featured two of the young musician's "most beautiful songs to date" -- Home and Rain On Tin.
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There has so far been no mention of whether or not the band's Australian tour, which is currently scheduled to kick off in mid-November, will go ahead or not.
Featured image: The Ocean Party