Chuck Criss, Freelance Whales Member & Darren Criss’ Brother, Lifeless
Chuck Criss, a multi-instrumentalist who carried out within the indie rock band Freelance Whales, has died by suicide at age 36.
Information of Chuck’s dying was introduced by his brother, Darren Criss, on Wednesday. “The final a number of years have been more and more troublesome for Chuck as he struggled to seek out stability throughout an unlucky tough patch in his life,” Criss wrote in a notice posted to Instagram.
“Regardless of our very vocal issues about his well-being, and his protestations that every thing was effective, it’s crushing to say now that Chuck clearly had had a extreme melancholy welling up in him for a while, a melancholy that was solely worsened by a lifelong wrestle he had with expressing his emotions – a harmful mixture really outmatched by his all-too-incredible capability to hide it. Not simply from the world at massive, however most tragically, from the individuals who have been closest to him.”
In Freelance Whales, Chuck performed banjo, bass, guitar, synths, and extra. Through the band’s existence between from 2008 and 2014, they launched two studio albums and licensed a number of songs to TV reveals.
In 2017, the brothers Chuck and Darren joined forces for the mission Laptop Video games, releasing the EP Misplaced Boys Life. The band went on to launch two extra singles, together with the music “Laptop Video games” in 2020.