Covingtons leader, lead singer and former lead singer of the group, Incubus, has died, according to a statement released Thursday by his estate.
In a statement from his estate, Incurcus frontman James Coffey said that the group was in need of a “life-saving transplant” and that he was “heartbroken” to hear of the passing of the former frontman.
He added, “I ask that we all extend our heartfelt condolences to James’ family and friends.”
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Dec. 17, 1968.
The group was formed in 1966 as a folk band called the Incubos, and the group became one of the most popular rock bands in the country in the early 1970s, when it was signed to Warner Bros. Records.
They released three albums: “The Promise,” “The Promised Land” and “Heart of the Sun.”
The band’s next two albums, “The Light” and the single “Incorporated,” were released in 1979.
In 1980, Incursus’ second album, “Pilgrimage,” came out, with its lead single “Heartbeat,” and in 1981, the group’s third album, called “The Crown,” came to fruition.
The group released five studio albums between 1986 and 1987.