Rock Legend Dead at 64


( – Fans of rock music are mourning the loss of C.J. Snare, the legendary leader and co-founder of FireHouse, who died at 64 in his home after an abdominal surgery.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snare’s role as a founding member was essential in launching FireHouse to fame in the early ’90s, particularly with chart-toppers like “When I Look Into Your Eyes.”

The band officially announced Snare’s passing in a recent moving Facebook post:

“Today is a sad day for Rock N Roll. It is with great sorrow we are letting the world know we have lost our brother: CJ Snare, the rock and roll warrior, lead vocalist, and a founding member of Firehouse. CJ snare passed unexpectedly at home Friday night, April 5, 2024. He was a young 64 years old.”

FireHouse statement continued, “As you are all aware, CJ was expected to be back on stage with the band this summer after recovering from surgery. We are all in complete shock with CJ’s untimely passing.”

The band also recalled how CJ’s voice was the best vocal talent of a generation while they toured around the world non-stop for 34 years.

The late rockstar had temporarily paused his performances following abdominal surgery last autumn, a development he had openly shared with his Instagram followers.

Likewise, as evidenced by his late-March Instagram update he had been eagerly looking forward to his triumphant return on stage with FireHouse during the summer.

“I’ll be back on stage with FireHouse before you know it. Health is first so making a FULL recovery before my return,” Snare had shared.

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