Brendan "Stu" Maguire

Brendan “Stu” Maguire (Ex-Bane/Reach The Sky) Has Passed Away


Sad news has come in that former Bane/Reach The Sky bassist/guitarist Brendan “Stu” Maguire has passed away following a lengthy fight with an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer that spread to his other organs. Brendan was first diagnosed with the disease in September of 2019 and continued to fight until his untimely passing last night, June 27th.

Various friends and family have since posted tributes to him on social media, including hate5six‘s Sandeep “Sunny” Singh, who was involved in past crowdfunding efforts for Maguire. Singh shared the below tribute to Stu from Bane‘s final show, offering:

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“Last night, June 27, 2021, Brendan Stu Maguire of Bane/Reach the Sky passed away surrounded by friends, family and bandmates.

I never shared this. This was moments after Bane played their final note. When I think of this band I think about how deeply they all love each other. It showed in their music and it showed in them as people.

I’m with Stu forever.”

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