Van Conner isn’t here anymore. The bassist and songwriter who helped start the grunge rock band Screaming Trees has died. He died when he was 55 years old.
Conner’s death was confirmed by his brother Gary Lee on the social media site Facebook. This is a very sad event. Read on to find out why Van Conner, who helped start the band Screaming Trees, died.
What Was the Cause Behind the Death of Van Conner?
Van’s brother Gary Lee wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday that the musician had died, which was sad news. On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Van went to live in heaven. He died at age 55 after being sick for a long time.
In a long post on social media, Gary told everyone about his brother Van’s health problems. He said Van couldn’t walk because he had been in a coma after “emergency stomach surgery” before Christmas 2021.
He also got Covid-19 while he was recovering, which caused a blood clot in his lungs that “badly damaged” the organ. Gary Lee said at the time, “He has been stuck in a hospital bed at home for a few months and doesn’t seem to be getting better.”
Van’s brother also said, “He has been avoiding getting the medical help he needs, but now that he is in the hospital, hopefully, they will look at his condition and encourage him to get help if he can get through the liver infection. Please send him good thoughts or pray for him in whatever way you believe in the universe. A few days ago, here’s Van on New Year’s Eve…”
In an update he sent out on January 9, he said, “Van seems to be getting better. His liver isn’t totally dead, but it was close for a few days last week.”
When Did Screaming Trees Startup?
For those who don’t know, let us tell you that the two brothers, along with drummer Mark Pickerel and singer Mark Lanegan, who died last year at the age of 57, formed the band Screaming Trees in the mid-1980s.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Washington-based band was part of the growing grunge rock scene in the Pacific Northwest. Van went on to start the rock bands VALIS and Musk Ox after his time with the band.
During this hard time, we send our deepest condolences to Van Conner’s friends and family. Don’t forget to stay in touch with us to find out what’s going on.