R.I.P. Kittie Bassist Trish Doan

R.I.P. Kittie Bassist Trish Doan
Trish Doan, bassist for Canadian metal outfit Kittie, has died. As of press time, Doan's cause of death remains unconfirmed. She was reportedly only 31.

The band revealed the news through their Facebook page this afternoon (February 13), sharing the following statement:

It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan. Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated. We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family's privacy during this difficult time.

Doan first joined Kittie in 2005, appearing on their 2006 EP Never Again and 2007 full-length Funeral for Yesterday.

As Blabbermouth points out, Doan originally left the band due to struggles with anorexia-athletica-nervosa, reports from 2008 indicate. She later moved to Australia in 2009 before eventually returning to Canada in 2011 before again returning to Australia in 2013.

Kittie's last studio LP was 2011's I've Failed You.