American Head Charge Bassist Chad Hanks Dies Following Battle With Terminal Illness

Some current and former members of American Head Charge have commented on Hanks‘ passing. Hanks was said to be 46-years-old at the time of his death and friends have indicated his battle was with cancer.

Frontman Cameron Heacock shared the following heartbreaking photo of himself with Hanks:

Posted by Cameron Heacock on Sunday, November 12, 2017

Keyboardist Justin Fowler also shared an image:

Meanwhile, former guitarist Ted Hallows commented:

Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed and your music will live on forever. Thank you for making me a better…

Posted by Ted Hallows on Sunday, November 12, 2017


As noted herePayPal donations for his final expenses are being fielded via chadhanksbenefit@gmail.comand are encouraged to be sent as a friends and family/gift to avoid fees.

Original Story:

American Head Charge bassist Chad Hanks lost a battle with terminal illness this weekend. Tributes from friends, family and fans have been pouring in across Facebook in the wake of the sad news. A benefit show/public memorial in his honor has been announced for November 26th at the First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN with proceeds to go towards his funeral expenses.

Sunday, November 26th at First Avenue in Minneapolis MN. We are rocking the mainroom for a very special cause. It would…

Posted by Jake Tox Crooks on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Chad Hanks, a dear man, wonderful person and former teacher passed away this morning after a health battle he's been…

Posted by School of Rock Eden Prairie on Sunday, November 12, 2017

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