Brit Turner, Blackberry Smoke Drummer, Died at Age 57

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Brit Turner, a founding member and the drummer for rock band Blackberry Smoke, died at the age of 57 on Sunday (March 3).

Turner was battling glioblastoma, a form of cancer in the brain, and in November 2022, underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. The band confirmed the news of his death via a social media statement. “It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform everyone that our brother @britturner13 has moved on from this life,” the group wrote alongside a photo of Turner. “If you had the privilege of knowing Brit on any level, you know he was the most caring, empathetic, driven, and endearing person one could ever hope to meet. Brit was Blackberry Smoke’s True North, the compass that instituted the ideology that will continue to guide this band.”

The statement noted that funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. “Thank you to everyone who has supported and been there for Brit and his family through this fight,” Blackberry Smoke wrote, before encouraging fans to visit Fact Relief’s website to help out Turner’s family.

Brit Turner, Blackberry Smoke Drummer, Died at Age 57