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Grant Hart of pioneering indie rock band Husker Du dies

Hart, who died Wednesday after being diagnosed with cancer, was the drummer and co-vocalist for the band he formed with bassist Greg Norton and guitarist-singer Bob Mould in 1978 in St. Paul.

(Norton said he uttered the phrase as Hart was making up silly lyrics to a song), began as a punk outfit before moving into alternative rock.

The 56-year-old Hart died late Wednesday at a Minneapolis hospital from complications of liver cancer and hepatitis C, his wife, Brigid McGough, said in an email to Minnesota Public Radio's The Current.

"The next nine years of my life was spent side-by-side with Grant," Mould wrote on his Facebook page, describing Hart as "a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician."

The event featured longtime collaborators and friends, including Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum and Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland.


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