Screaming Trees bassist Van Conner dead at 55

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Van Conner, founding bassist with Seattle grunge legends The Screaming Trees, has died at the age of 55. The news was confirmed in a Facebook post (opens in new tab) by Van’s brother Gary Lee Conner, the band’s guitarist. 

“Van Conner, bassist and song writer of Screaming Trees, died last night of an extended illness at 55,” wrote Gary Lee. “It was pneumonia that got him in the end. He was one of the closest friends I ever had, and I loved him immensely.


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