Robert Eugene Steinhardt, the American rock violinist cum singer is dead at 71. Notably, his wife, Cindy Steinhardt via Facebook confirmed the death of her husband. The co-lead vocalist for Kansas died on Saturday after a bout of acute pancreatitis and septic shock.
On May 13, Robby was admitted to the hospital with extreme pancreatitis. Further by that night, the violinist went into acute septic shock and was placed on life support. However, Robby’s outlook was ‘very grave’ but still he was able to survive for another two months.
On July 13, he was shifted to a rehab center from medical care. Later, he suffered another sepsis and then he died at Tampa General Hospital.
His wife, Cindy noted, “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. (With) a tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved.”
She continued and stated, “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.”
In addition, the team Kansas released their statement, and mentioned, “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.”
The statement adds and notes, “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.”