Bryan St. Pere of Hum Dies at 52


Bryan St. Pere, photo courtesy of Hum and Polyvinyl Record Co via Instagram.

Hum’s Drummer, Bryan St. Pere, has passed away at 52, the band has announced. Guitarist and vocalist Matt Talbott, guitarist Tim Lash, and bassist Jeff Dimpsey announced the news on the band’s official Instagram. The Champaign, Illinois alternative band disbanded in 2000 but have sporadically reunited for concerts and tours. Last year, Hum officially reunited with a comeback album, Inlet.

 “Bryan was a dear friend, a loving father, brother, and was an incredible person and musician,” wrote Jeff Dimpsey, Matt Talbott, and Tim Lash. “We all feel extremely lucky to have shared time and space with him. Peace and love to all who knew Bryan, and those he touched. We will miss him dearly.”

Talbott founded Hum in 1989 and recruited Bryan St. Pere the following year. The band released their debut album, Fillet Show, in 1991. Following their debut, Hum released Electra 2000 in 1993, You’d Prefer an Astronaut in 1995, and Downward is Heavenward in 1998. The band is best known for their 1995 radio hit “Stars.” A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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