Published Nov 11, 2020Alec Baillie — bassist of the long-running ska punk bands Leftover Crack and Choking Victim — has passed away.
The news was confirmed via the Leftover Crack Facebook page, where the band revealed Baillie died on Tuesday (November 10). While no official cause of death has been confirmed, Leftover Crack also included information for suicide and addiction resources in their post.
"This loss cuts so deep that we are left in a state of shock & confusion as to how to proceed forward," the band wrote. "In these hardest of times, it is easy to lose sight of the goodness in people & the world, & too easy to fall prey to depression & the pitfalls that can join it. We ask for people to please keep his family and friends in your hearts right now, and allow us & each other the kindness & space to process this painful loss. And most of all, please keep yourselves & each other safe & try to be sensitive to those that might be having a harder time than most during this dark winter. Don't be afraid to reach out to others."
Baillie was credited with writing songs like "5-Finger Discount," "Fuck America," "Nazi White Trash" and "Life Is Pain." He was also a member of the bands No Commercial Value and the Crack Rock Steady Seven.