Shane Collins, frontman of Brisbane outfit The Gifthorse, is confirmed to have passed away.
Triple J's Short.Fast.Loud host Josh Merriel began Wednesday night's show by confirming the singer's passing.
"I wanted to start the show off by dedicating a song to a band and a particular band member who unfortunately we lost today," Merriel said.
"A gentleman by the name of Shane Collins who was a big part of the Brisbane hardcore and punk scene and touched a lot of lives and unfortunately we lost him today."
The Poison City Records-signed band, considered one of Brisbane's best punk rock acts, released a string of acclaimed works including 2009 EP, From The Floor Up and 2014 LP, Give My Body To This Town.
Tributes have flowed since the news of Collins' passing came to light, including from Camp Cope drummer Sarah Thompson and Grenadiers frontman, Jesse Coulter.
RIP Shane. one of the best. you were always the mayor of Brisbane to me. thanks for always giving me shit about my tragic teenage choices. I’m sorry I locked you out of your own house when you let us stay on our 1st tour, a good 13 years after we met. https://t.co/g1byC3Gb2O— Sarah Thompson (@slthomthom) January 31, 2018
Circa 2008 working for @poisoncity who had recently signed The Gifthorse: They all came into the shop bright eyed and bushy tailed before a show to say hello. Shane would always seek friends out and engage genuinely with them. You were always part of the team.— Hobbledehoy Records (@hobbledehoy_rec) January 31, 2018