Jacob Thiele, previously the keyboardist for the Faint, has died, the Omaha World-Herald stories. “We are devastated to lose our dear friend Jacob Thiele,” his former bandmates wrote on social media. “He was a true synthesizer pioneer, and the Faint would not have sounded the same without him. We were incredibly lucky to have had the time we did with him.”
Jacob Thiele was 40 years previous. A reason for demise has not been revealed.
Thiele joined the Faint on the finish of 1998 and was each a recording and touring member of the band till his departure in 2016. He performed on each album from 1999’s Blank-Wave Arcade by 2014’s Doom Abuse. In addition to his tenure within the Faint, Thiele carried out alongside bandmates Todd Fink and Clark Baechle within the facet undertaking Depressed Buttons.