Kansas Singer Robby Steinhardt Passes Away, See The First Statement On The Cause Of His Death
It is announced that classic Kansas violinist and singer Robby Steinhardt has passed away on July 17, 2021, at the age of 71, deeply saddening the fans and the music industry.
Known for his work with Kansas, Robert Steinhardt was a rock violinist and singer being the co-lead singer and the frontman of the band together with the band’s keyboardist Steve Walsh during the time period between 1973 and 1982, and between 1997 and 2006. His violin sound and his style of playing the guitar and keyboards defined Kansas’ sound and his vocals created a contrast with Steve Walsh’s although they sang in harmony.
Steinhardt was recently working on a solo project with Franklin, on an album and a tour that was going to take place in 2021. Before that, they had released ‘The Absence Of Presence’ on July 17, 2020, and had scheduled a tour to promote the album in 2020 which was later postponed to 2022. Moreover, the band also released ‘Point Of Know Return: Live And Beyond’ on May 28, 2021.
As it was recently announced, the successful musician Robby Steinhardt died from complications of acute pancreatitis on July 17, 2021. Many celebrities expressed their condolences after his death, including Todd Kerns, Eric Alper, Shawn Drover, and Kevin J. Anderson. His family also issued a statement following his passing, saying that he will be missed by those around him and his music will last forever.
The statement issued by his family is that:
“Robert Eugene Steinhardt was well recognized as a founding member and original violinist and vocalist for the rock band Kansas.
His violin and vocals on, ‘Dust in the Wind,’ ‘Point of No Return’ and ‘Carry on Wayward Son,’ have etched Robby a solid place in rock history.
Robby had been recording his new album with producer Michael Franklin, who put together an all-star cast of famous musicians in support of Robby’s comeback. Steinhardt was very proud of this project, slated for release in late 2021. He had begun rehearsals for a national tour when he became ill.
Robby is survived by his wife Cindy, and daughter Becky. Steinhardt was 71 years old. He will be deeply missed by all he knew and his music will last forever. A memorial will be announced in the future.”
Having sold over 15 million records and releasing popular hits including ‘Dust In The Wind’ and ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ the band Kansas will now continue to move forward with the remaining members without Robby Steinhardt’s presence by their side.