It is sometimes said that a person died doing what they loved. In the case of drummer Sib Hashian, that saying is true. Hashian died March 22 while performing on stage on a cruise ship. Hashian collapsed on stage but CPR and a defibrillator failed to resuscitate the 67 year old rocker.
Boston was one of the bands performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise that had set sail on March 18. The cruise, which continued on after Hashian’s death, also included Lou Gramm of Foreigner, David Marks of The Beach Boys, Barry Goudreau of Boston, and John Elefante of Kansas.
Hashian was the drummer for Boston on their first albums which included the mega hit “More Than a Feeling”. Along with performing around the Boston area with various other rockers including former Boston band members, Hashian made his acting debut in 2001 as a part of the Cape Cod Repertory Theater. He also appeared as a judge on local competition reality shows.
He was born John Thomas Hashian on August 17, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts.
He is survived by his wife of over 35 years Suzanne; children Adam, Lauren, and Aja; and granddaughter Jasmine.
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