Rob Wasserman Dead At Age 64

Rob Wasserman, a Grammy-winning bassist and composer best known for his long collaboration with Grateful Dead member Bob Weir, has died on Wednesday, CBSSFBayArea reported. He was 64.

Weir had posted that Wasserman was in ill health earlier Wednesday, saying on Twitter, “My great friend Rob Wasserman is facing a serious health struggle today. Please share the strength of our family with him and his family.”

Two hours later, the rocker tweeted that his “beautiful” friend had passed away. “May Rob’s warmth and music live in your hearts as it always has in mine,” Weir wrote.

During the late 1980s, the duo toured for seven years under names such as Weir/Wasserman and Scaring the Children.