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Secret Machines Guitarist Benjamin Curtis Dead at 35 After Battling Lymphatic Cancer

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Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis sadly passed away at the age of 35 Sunday, Dec. 30.

The musician died of T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma cancer after being diagnosed less than a year ago.

The cofounder of the popular indie band School of Seven Bells passed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, according to the band's manager Brady Brock.

Curtis originally hailed from Oklahoma but lived in Dallas in the recent years where he played in Secret Machines.

Brock told the New York Daily News that Curtis had moved to the Big Apple recently to form Seven Bells with Alejandra Deheza.

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The band's Facebook page posted the announcement, saying, "We lost our friend and brother Benjamin Curtis to his fight against cancer."

The statement added, "We kindly ask that his immediate family, friends & bandmates' privacy be respected during this time…We can't thank all of you who supported him and his music through the years enough.

"All of you who attended or participated in the various benefits in and around New York City over the past year since his diagnosis, and of course those who contributed and gave generously to help support him throughout that journey."

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