It seems that social media reports of the sad death of Veronica Falls drummer Patrick Doyle have proved to be true.
The musician had been a stalwart of the Scottish indie scene for well over a decade, first coming to prominence with The Royal We, and Sexy Kids, as well as a spell playing bass, alongside Franz Ferdinand’s drummer Paul Thompson, in Correcto.
More recently he had been a founder member of London-based combo Veronica Falls, who released a self-titled debut album back in 2011, followed by 2013’s ‘Waiting For Something To Happen’.
I am heartbroken by the news of the death of my friend, Patrick Doyle.
Smart, funny, a great musician…. I can't sum up his life on here.
I will miss him.
— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) March 4, 2018
The various band members have since been working on their own projects with Patrick Doyle showing his versatility with his solo work in Boys Forever.
Among the musicians paying tribute were Veronica Falls bandmate Marion Herbain, and long-time friend Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand.