Indie Drummer Dies In Accident

Gerhardt Fuchs, a drummer who played for bands including LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean, died Nov. 8 when he fell down an elevator shaft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Fuchs, 34, had attended a benefit party on the seventh floor of an industrial building near the Williamsburg Bridge and became stuck on a freight elevator between the fourth and fifth floors around 12:30 a.m., according to the New York Times.

While trying to jump from the elevator to the fourth floor opening, his jacket snagged and he missed, plunging to the bottom of the shaft. He was later pronounced dead at Bellevue Medical Center.

Fuchs moved to NYC in 1995 to drum for Vineland after graduating from the University of Georgia in Athens. He later played with Turing Machine, Maserati, !!! and MSTRKRFT.

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy told the Times Fuchs was “one of the only people we all knew who was literally great at what he did” and said he was “incredibly generous with his talent.”