Jeff LaBar, longtime guitarist of the glam metal band Cinderella, has died at age of 58.
LaBar’s son, Sebastian, shared the news of his father’s passing in a social media post on Wednesday (via Blabbermouth). “So i just got the call… Jeff LaBar, my father, my hero, my idol, passed away today,” Sebastian wrote, “I’m currently at a loss for words. I love you pop.” A cause of death was not disclosed.
LaBar joined Cinderella in 1985 right as the band hit the studio to record their debut album, Night Songs. Thanks to its breakout single, “Nobody’s Fool,” as well as a slot opening on tour for Bon Jovi, Night Songs became one of 1986’s biggest albums, achieving triple platinum status and peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Cinderella’s follow-up, 1988’s Long Cold Winter, was equally massive. With a pair of top 20 singles in “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” and “Coming Home,” the band’s sophomore album sold two million copies within its first year of release and was later certified as triple platinum. Via COS