Trailblazer’ Cree country artist Shane Yellowbird dead at 42 – CBC

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Trailblazer’ Cree country artist Shane Yellowbird dead at 42 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2022117 Views

Apr 26, 2022

Friends call singer-songerwriter an inspiration to aspiring Indigenous country artists

Cree country singer and songwriter Shane Yellowbird died unexpectedly on Monday, family members have confirmed to CBC News.

The 42-year-old from Maskwacis, about 100 kilometres south of Edmonton, became an award-winning artist after a stuttering condition led him into music.

A statement from family members said Yellowbird was residing in Calgary when he died.

“Our brother was a talented artist who loved his children, music and sports,” it reads. “We are all deeply struck by the tragedy and ask for the respect and privacy of this time to mourn the loss of our loved one.”

Close friends say he had a history of health problems including epilepsy.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/trailblazer-cree-country-artist-shane-yellowbird-dead-at-42-1.6431650

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