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Phoenix Music Icon Andy Warpigs Has Died

Local folk punk artist Andy Warpigs.EXPAND
Local folk punk artist Andy Warpigs.
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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.

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