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Ex-Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Collapses on Stage During Rock Cruise, Dies

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Boston drummer Sib Hashian Dead at 67
Members of the rock group Boston circa 1977. Clockwise, from front, left: drummer Sib Hashian, bassist Fran Sheehan, singer Brad Delp, guitarist Tom Scholz and guitarist Barry Goudreau. (Michael Putland/Getty Images)

The Legends of Rock cruise hit a tragic note Wednesday when former Boston drummer Sib Hashian died after collapsing on stage during a performance.

Attempts to revive the 67-year-old rocker with CPR proved unsuccessful, according to the gossip site TMZ, which first reported the news.

Hashian, whose daughter has a child with Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, was the original drummer on the first two Boston albums, as famous for his giant afro in a photo on the linear notes.

Boston drummer Sib Hashian Dead at 67
CIRCA 1977: ( L-R) Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan, Brad Delp, (front row, L-R) Sib Hashian and Tom Scholz of the rock group ‘Boston’ pose for a portrait in the studio in circa 1977. (Ron Pownall/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


But the Massachusetts native provided the memorable backbeats for some of the band’s most iconic hits, including “More Than a Feeling” and “Peace of Mind.”

The cruise is continuing its journey through, with tributes from the other rockers onboard planned for Thursday, according to the TMZ report.

See Sib and his Boston bandmates perform “More Than a Feeling” in the official video: