The South African music industry mourns the tragic loss of iconic drummer and music manager, Garth McLeod.
Garth (44) met his untimely death, yesterday at approximately 9.30am by motorcycle accident on his way to work. Details on the accident are not completely clear as yet but it seems McLeod lost control of his bike while riding around a bend on the N1 North, before colliding with a street sign.
Garth contribution the South African music scene is immeasurable. He claims credits such as iconic drummer for Sugardrive, Martin Rock & The Sick Shop and WONDERboom more recently. He was also manager of Marshall Music in Woodmead.
Musicians, producers and industry co-workers have been expressing their condolences via social media.
Prime Circle released this statement on their Facebook Wall: “Our deepest sympathy to Garth McLeod’s family. Garth was a huge inspiration and a hell of a good guy. He did so much for the industry and paved the way with Sugardrive to the SA rock scene we see today. We were all huge fans, and the man, an icon will be missed. RIP brother!”
We send our sincere condolences to the McLeod family, his former bandmates and co-workers.
May Garth rest in perfect peace.