Legendary bassist from Beasts of Bourbon Brian Hooper passed away over the weekend, after a battle with lung cancer. His partner Ninevah Hooper posted a statement saying ‘Brian’s ship peacefully sailed this morning, I was with him during his departure. It’s the hardest thing a partner could ever do but to say goodbye’. Hooper who had also played with Nick Cave joined Beasts of Bourbon in 1990 was with the band until his final show just last week which was a benefit concert for the bassist. A GoFundMe has been set up to help his family at gofundme.com/BrianHooper.