R.I.P. Vern Rumsey

Unwound bassist dead

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Olympia, Washington post-hardcore identity Vern Rumsey has died.

Rumsey, who was 47, died on August 6. No further details of his passing have been released. A well-known figure in the Washington underground scene, Rumsey was the bassist with Unwound during the 1990s and also appeared with a swathe of other local acts that included Household Gods and Sailors With Wax Wings and recorded with Blonde Redhead.