Guitarist Dies Onstage

Spitting Nickels guitarist Thomas Furtaw collapsed and died of unknown causes August 15 during the band’s opening set for Blue Oyster Cult at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.

Furtaw, 43, was a lawyer and adviser to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox in addition to performing with Spitting Nickels.

Autopsy results are pending, according to the Detroit News. The free concert was part of the Rockin’ on the Riverfront series.