The iconic artist Wes Freed has passed away. The visual artist’s work was synonymous with the Southern rock group Drive-By Truckers. The saddening piece of news was confirmed by the band’s publicist. Let us mention that a GoFundMe campaign was also launched earlier this year to help Freed cover medical expenses related to his colorectal cancer diagnosis. Now, it is coming forward that the artist died at the age of 58 and left his loved ones behind in profound grief. Let us know what happened to Wes Freed in the article below.
As per reports, Freed was suffering from colorectal cancer that eventually claimed his life at such a mere age. As mentioned, a GoFundMe page was also created so that any sort of help can be provided to the visual artist in bearing his medical expenses. Despite getting all the best possible treatment, Freed could not recover and unfortunately, succumbed to the disease. Now, tributes and condolence messages have flooded the internet. People who admired Wes Freed’s work and he as a person are saddened to learn about his unfortunate passing. Everyone is expressing their sadness about his demise.
Who Was Wes Freed?
Born on April 25, 1964, in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, United States, Wes Freed was a visual artist. He was popularly known for his work on album covers of Lauren Hoffman and several other American rock bands including Drive-By Truckers and Cracker. He reportedly created more than 10 covers for the above-mentioned band throughout his career. Sources confirm that the band members of the group met each other when they were studying at the University of Alabama. Taking to Twitter, and other social networking sites, people are posting heartfelt posts about his death and are extending their sincere sympathies to his family.
Drive-By Truckers also took to Twitter to share a post. The band wrote that they know the word is out and that they will be posting something when they can. It was further added that they are just too damned sad right now to articulate anything. Apart from them, fans and the general public also mourned Freed’s death on social media. No one seems to believe the fact that the talented visual artist has passed away. He was only 58 at the time of his death which makes his death even more saddening. Our team also pays him heartfelt tributes. May his soul rest in peace. Follow us for more updates.