Jeff LaBar, best known as the guitarist for glam metal band Cinderella, has died at age 58. The cause of death was not disclosed. LaBar’s son Sebastian confirmed the news via a social media post: “My father, my hero, my idol, passed away today. I’m currently at a loss for words. I love you pop! If you could, please share pictures or video of all the fun times we all had with my dad. It would be greatly appreciated.”
LaBar joined Cinderella in 1985, after founding guitarist Michael Schermick departed, remaining through 2017. LaBar also worked on side projects, including one with Cinderella bandmate Eric Brittingham. LaBar released his debut solo album, One for the Road, in 2014, on which he played all of the instruments except the drums.
Cinderella bandmates Tom Keifer, Eric Brittingham and Fred Coury said in a statement: “Heavy hearts cannot begin to describe the feeling of losing our brother Jeff. The bond between us over decades of creating music and touring the world is something that we as a band uniquely shared. Those memories with Jeff will be forever alive in our hearts. It’s unimaginable that one of our band brothers has left us. We’re sending his wife Debinique, his son Sebastian, family, and friends our deepest condolences. Jeff’s memory and music will be with us forever. We all… band, family and management appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love. Rest In Peace Jeff.”