Yesterday (25 February), Pitchfork revealed Mazzy Star's co-founder David Roback had died 61. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Alongside being in Mazzy Star, Roback also played in Rain Parade and Opal.

Mazzy Star formed after Opal bandmate Kendra Smith (Dream Syndicate bassist) left the band in the middle of a tour, which resulted in Roback replacing Smith with Hope Sandoval, who is the co-founder of Mazzy Star.

The band's last album was 2013's Seasons of Your Day. In 2018, Mazzy Star released their Still EP.

Following Roback's death, musicians have been paying tribute to the multi-instrumentalist and producer online.