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Richard Swift, bassist with the Black Keys, has died

Swift (41) had been suffering from an undisclosed condition.

Dan Auerbach, Richard Swift, Leon Michels Richard Swift, pictured in August 2015 Source: Wade Payne/AP

MUSICIAN, SINGER-SONGWRITER and producer Richard Swift, who was in bands such as The Shins, The Arcs and The Black Keys, has died.

He was 41.

A representative for Swift said he died this morning in Tacoma, Washington.

A GoFundMe account for Swift set up earlier in June said he was hospitalised due to a serious medical condition.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney said in a post on their Facebook page that Swift was “one of the most talented musicians we have ever worked with”.

Swift had released his own albums, but was also a valued studio producer and musician for many rock bands.

He is credited on albums by The Pretenders, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Ray LaMontagne.

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