Jeff LaBar (Cinderella) has died at 58
Guitarist and backing vocalist of glam metal vets Cinderella Jeff LaBar has died at the age of 58. The news was confirmed by his son Sebastian LaBar, who plays guitar in Tantric.
Earlier today, Sebastian wrote, “So i just got the call… Jeff LaBar, my father, my hero, my idol, passed away today. I’m currently at a loss for words. I love you pop! ❤️ if you could, please share pictures or video of all the fun times we all had with my dad. It would be greatly appreciated.”
Jeff performed with Cinderella from 1985 (replacing original guitarist Michael Schermick) up until the band’s break up in 2017. Jeff contributed to all four of Cinderella’s studio albums: ‘Night Songs,’ ‘Long Cold Winter,’ ‘Heartbreak Station’ and ‘Still Climbing.’
Here’s more info on Jeff’s life/musical career via his official wiki entry:
“During Cinderella’s temporary break-up in the mid-1990s, LaBar supported himself by running a pizza shop with his brother and by doing assorted construction jobs.
LaBar was also in a side band with Cinderella bandmate Eric Brittingham called Naked Beggars. In April 2007 LaBar and his wife parted ways with Naked Beggars. They hosted an internet radio show “Late Night with the LaBar’s” on www.realityradio.biz.
In 2012, LaBar and Cinderella completed their 20th anniversary tour with fellow rock veterans Poison, who were also celebrating 20 years in the business.
LaBar’s debut solo record “One For The Road” was released August 2014. Jeff toured in support of his solo record with his son Sebastian and Jasmine Cain.”
Jeff’s cause of death has not been revealed as of this posting. See tributes to Jeff below. RIP.