Jeffrey Foskett has died at age 67.
The Beach Boys musician died on Monday after being diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer.
The sad news was confirmed by the band's co-founder, Brian Wilson, in a moving tribute.
“I'm heartbroken that my dear friend Jeff Foskett has passed away,” he shared on Instagram, alongside a throwback photo. “Jeff was always there for me when we were on tour and we couldn't have done it without him.
'Jeff was one of the most talented guys I've ever met. He was a great musical leader and guitarist and sang like an angel.
“I met Jeff in 1976 when he knocked on my door in Bel Air and I invited him in, and we were friends ever since,” Wilson added.
'I don't know what else to say. Love and Mercy to Jeff's family and friends, we will remember him forever.
John Stamos shared a lengthy tribute to Foskett on Instagram, posting a series of photos of their friendship.
'Today I lost more than a friend; I have lost a part of my soul, of my story – Jeffrey Foskett, my dear friend, brother and the brightest light of my life, has left this world,” he wrote. 'This morning when I received the news, uncontrollable tears streamed down my face, a physical manifestation of the pain I felt inside me.
'Jeff was more than just a friend; He was the one who brought the harmonies of the Beach Boys into my life and, with them, a spectrum of colors and joy that I never dreamed would be part of my life.
'He was a vibrant force, a radiant soul whose laughter and wisdom touched everyone he met. He was a big brother in spirit, guiding me, uplifting me and loving me, sometimes more than I thought he deserved.'
“Jeff taught me that love is a beautiful and necessary part of our lives, but it comes at a cost – the unbearable pain of loss,” he continued. “It's the kind of pain that can make us question whether we should allow ourselves to love so deeply, so completely.
'Should we keep our walls up and protect our hearts from the world, in an attempt to avoid the immense, acute sadness that follows when we say goodbye to someone we love?
“But then, as I reflect on Jeff's remarkable life and the profound impact he had on mine, I realize that this pain is the price we pay for the privilege of knowing and loving someone like him. Yes, the pain is unbearable and penetrates deep into our souls, but it is a testament to the depth of our connection.
“Yet when I think about the 40 years we shared – the roaring laughter, the music we believed changed lives, and the unshakable bond of brotherhood – I can’t help but feel grateful. Grateful for every moment, every note, every wisdom he shared with me.
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