Phoenix musician Andy Warpigs has died.
News broke on Sunday night on social media. No cause of death has been mentioned.
"I'm at a loss for words but we Phoenix lost its folk-punk legend," wrote one Facebook poster. "Rest easy, rest in peace, rest in punk," wrote another.
A 2014 Phoenix New Times article characterized Warpigs' sound as "heavily improvised art-punk music."
But their role as a musician was equaled by their role as a supporter of the local cultural scene and its artists.
“I think the best way to help people is to give them a platform to speak for themselves,” Warpigs said in a 2019 New Times article. “Each community is different, and each individual within those communities has their own unique perspective and their own story to tell.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.