We received some very sad news yesterday. Terence Connor, the drummer of Bushwick band Total Slacker, died as a result of a bike accident. As Ad Hoc reported, Connor was found with severe head trauma yesterday morning in Bushwick. To be exact, he was killed on his bike at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Stewart Avenue at around 5:15 a.m. (Brooklyn Vegan) He was taken to Woodhull Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. It appears he likely was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. This comes as a huge blow to the Bushwick music scene and to bikers everywhere. He was 24 years old. Total Slacker released a statement on their Twitter yesterday,
R.I.P. Terence Connor, you gave so much and asked so little of anyone. well always love you.
— TotalSlacker (@TotesSlacker) October 1, 2012
Then followed it up with a longer tribute on Facebook:
We’re unbelievably heart broken, our drummer Terence Connor was killed in a hit and run accident while riding his bike early this morning.Sending all our love to his family and friends.THE SADDEST DAY — WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, FOREVER…
Total Slacker has long been a staple in the Bushwick music scene with their lo-fi, melodic post-punk rock. They had an upcoming slot at venue Cheap Storage on the 19th and were getting set to release a new album, date TBD. Our hearts go out to everyone in the community and all over the US, especially friends and family. RIP Terence Conor, you will be missed. As a tribute, listen to some of his churning drums via TS’ latest EP.