Famed Bassist and RatDog Co-Founder Rob Wasserman Has Passed Away June 29, 2016 18:39
We are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of legendary bassist and RatDog co-founder Rob Wasserman. This news comes just hours after Grateful Dead / Ratdog / Dead & Company guitarist Bob Weir shared the news that Wasserman had been hospitalized with serious health issues. Wasserman's death was first confirmed by RatDog guitarist Mark Karan, while Weir confirmed the news shortly thereafter.
"One of the world's most beautiful friends and artists has left us. May Rob's warmth and music live in your hearts as it always has in mine."— Bob Weir (@BobWeir) June 29, 2016
Rob Wasserman co-founded RatDog with Bob Weir in 1995, shortly after the Grateful Dead disbanded following the death of Jerry Garcia. He was a Grammy Award winning upright bass player and NEA grant winning composer, who has played and recorded with a wide variety of musicians including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, David Grisman, Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Ani di Franco, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Keller Williams, and many others.
Watch Rob Wasserman perform with RatDog at TRI Studios in 2012 here: