It is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford, the drummer of You Say Party We Say Die, passed away last night in a Vancouver hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
We request that we respect the family’s privacy during this incredibly difficult time, and thank you for your support.
Devon’s family has released this statement:
YSPWSD’s Devon Clifford experienced a massive brain hemorrhage resulting from congenital defects while on stage in Vancouver on Friday night and fell into a coma. A surgery was performed but sadly doctors were unable to save his life. He was 30.
Devon Clifford was an extremely gifted drummer and determined character. He loved his family, loved his band, loved traveling, loved being on stage and loved meeting people around the world. He was smart, witty, passionate, and music meant everything to him. He was also incredibly generous with his love and respected everybody he came into contact with. This was underlined by his work with the under privileged at the Portland Hotel Society.
The Clifford family would like to take this opportunity to remind young people to have the courage to follow their dreams like Devon did.
The family would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody around the world for their kind words and stories about how Devon impacted their lives.
Donations in Devon’s memory can be made to Pivot Legal Society, a cause that was close to his heart: