Australian rockstar James Freud died today. Music fans are mourning the loss, of singer and bass player for the band Models. It was reported that James Freud committed suicide after a long struggle with addiction. Dead at the age of 51, he was discovered by his family on Thursday morning.
James Freud’s label, Michael Gudinski of Mushroom Music released the following statement: “It is with much sorrow that we share the news of the passing of James Freud… James’ battle with alcoholism has been well chronicled. His two books on his recovery and five years sobriety were bestsellers and gave a lot of people who were suffering the same affliction comfort and hope. Unfortunately, James has succumbed to his disease and taken his own life this morning.”
James Freud’s band, The Models, was recently inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame last week. The singer was unfortunately unable to attend.During the ceremony, James Freud’s former bandmate Sean Kelly explained Freud’s absence by saying he had “fallen off the bike”.
Born under the astrology sign of Cancer, James Freud was the ultimate rockstar. Full of charisma, he was a sweet sensitive soul who struggled with his overwhelming emotions. Most recently, James Freud wrote two autobiographies that detailed his career in music and his battle with addiction. Helping others cope with the overwhelming disease.
He is survived by his beautiful wife Sally of 18 years and their two sons, Jackson and Harrison Freud. Astrochicks thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Music fans will mourn the loss of a great artist.