Jeff Austin, co-founder of Colorado’s bluegrass Yonder Mountain String Band, has died
Bluegrass musician Jeff Austin died on Monday, days after canceling upcoming shows due to an unspecified "medical emergency." His booking manager, Barron Ruth, confirmed Austin's death. He died in Seattle at age 45 after being put into a medically induced coma, Ruth said. "He was a dear friend whose music touched the lives of so many, and will be sorely missed," a statement from Austin's family read.