Robby Steinhardt, the famous vocalist and violinist for the band Kansas died at the age of 71. Steinhardt died on 17th July after being hospitalized since May for Pancreatitis.
The news of Robby’s death was confirmed by his wife Cindy Steinhardt via Facebook. She informed that soon after being admitted to the hospital, Robby went into acute septic shock, after which, he was placed on life support. However, he recovered and survived another two months, even though the outlook was very grave.
Several months later, when Robby was about to be discharged from the medical care and moved to rehab on 17th July, the singer experienced another sepsis, and took his last breath at Tampa Florida Hospital.
Cindy wrote, “We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure… Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios. A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved. I’ve always tried to share our lives with you but I ask you to please respect this heavy time of grief. I encourage you to share your stories and pictures of Robby on his page. My only regret is that I can’t share them with him to show him how much he is loved.”
The band Kansas also issued a statement on social media to remember their co-lead vocalist. The statement read, “The members of the band Kansas, past and present, wish to express our deepest sorrow over the death of our bandmate and friend, Robby Steinhardt. Robby will always be in our souls, in our minds, and in our music. What he brought to us as bandmates, to the fans who attended our concerts, and to the sound of Kansas, will always be heartfelt. We love him and will miss him always.