Dexter Romweber cause of death: Here’s what we know

Dexter Romweber was an American musician from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was born on June 18, 1966. On Friday, February 16, Dexter Romweber passed away, and as at the time of writing this article, his cause of death remains natural.

In a statement announcing the death of the musician, his family said:

“It is our sad duty to inform the world that our beloved youngest brother John Michael Romweber II – you know him as Dexter — died at home…. It is believed he died of natural causes; a medical exam is pending.

“Singer, guitarist, artist and bon vivant, Dexter Romweber, was one of the most acclaimed artists of the roots-rock underground, going back to his time with the Kamikazes. But the band that put him on the map was Flat Duo Jets, the guitar/drums duo he started in 1983 with Chris “Crow” Smith (and later with Tony Mayer on bass). While the Jets never broke through commercially, their fiery sturm and twang was a major influence on artists including the White Stripes, X, Cat Power and Neko Case.

“After the Jets broke up in the late 1990s, Dexter played in a variety of acts including The New Romans and Dex Romweber Duo with his sister Sara. He released more than a dozen group and solo albums over the years, playing everything from wild-eyed rockabilly to Rachmaninoff-styled classical piano. His most recent album was “Good Thing Goin’,” released in 2023.

“Romweber was preceded in death by his sister Sara; brothers Joe and Luke; and most recently his mother Sara.

We will have more to say soon, but ask for privacy at this time.”

Who was Dexter Romweber?

Dexter Romweber was primarily known as a guitarist and vocalist. He gained prominence as one-half of the rockabilly duo, Flat Duo Jets, which he formed in the 1980s with drummer Chris “Crow” Smith. His style is often described as raw and energetic, blending elements of rockabilly, surf rock, and garage rock.

Flat Duo Jets gained a huge following for their intense live performances and stripped-down sound, drawing comparisons to early rock and roll acts like Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran.

Following the disbandment of the group in the 1990s, the 57-year old musician pursued a solo career. He released several albums showcasing his eclectic musical influences. He had collaborated with various musicians over the years and continued to perform and record music until his sudden demise on Friday.

Dexter Romweber cause of death

Romweber died as a result of natural causes, his family indicated in a Facebook post. They added that a medical exam on the deceased musician was pending.



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