Guitarist for Calgary band Women Christopher Reimer dies


Calgary rock band Women.

Calgary rock band Women.

The Calgary music scene was in mourning Tuesday with news that Christopher Reimer, guitarist for local noise-pop band Women, passed away in his sleep.

Women, who had released two albums to great acclaim, had been on indefinite hiatus for more than a year since the release of their last album, Public Strain.

The group had toured the world and performed with acts ranging from Mogwai to Wire.

The cause of Reimer’s passing as well as funeral arrangements have not been announced yet.

"We're shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Women guitarist, Chris Reimer," the band's label, Jagjaguwar, wrote in a statement on its website. "Chris' virtuosic playing is one of the many reasons we fell in love with this band in the first place. If you were lucky enough to ever see them play live, you know what we mean. Always calm and collected while shredding. So much fun to watch. All of that aside, Chris was an incredible friend. He was one of the warmest and funniest people we've been lucky to know and work with. As sad as this is, it's hard to not smile when thinking of him. Our love and support goes out to Chris' family and friends. So so much love for you, Chris."

Take a look at Women performing 'Black Rice' in Calgary in 2009.

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Women play "Black Rice" to their hometown Calgary crowd. Chad VanGaalen on backup. Jan 19 '09.

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