Steve Sostak, a well-known vocalist and saxophonist, has passed away at the age of 49. The cause of death hasn’t been made public yet. An individual by the name of Faye Kolly, an old acquaintance of Sostak, posted a lengthy homage to him on Facebook and said:
“I’ve been thinking about the best way to pay tribute to a long-gone friend. Although we haven’t spoken since college, the news of his demise and witnessing my friends’ and friends of friends’ great sorrow and memories in recent days have struck a very raw nerve.”
For everyone who knew and loved him, Sostak was a “bright light,” according to Kolly. Kolly recalled Sostak as a person who was fervently interested in music and the band. He was one of their members who was always willing to perform at a performance for Amnesty International letter campaigns on school.
When the lyrics to “It’s a shame about Ray” were updated to include her name, Kolly recalled that it was one of her favourite college experiences. She went on:
“Even though I detest the song, the irony and goodness of that performance still move me. In a sea of conformity in college and the outside world, he performed well for himself. He was always himself, sincere.”
Kolly requested that everyone get in touch with those who had known Steve Sostak for a very long time. Kolly went on to remark that his life had significance and that he will be greatly missed by everyone. The final line of the post read:
“My sincere condolences go out to any of my friends who are grieving his passing and may see my post on Facebook. But to respect his memory, you don’t have to be acquainted with him. Call the individuals you care about and interact with them.”
Netizens pay tribute on Twitter
Over the years, Steve Sostak has been known for his immaculate performances. When news of his passing spread, Twitter was inundated with condolences:
Steve Sostak lived in Beijing until he passed away
Inspire Citizens, which encourages teachers and students to take meaningful action, was co-founded by Steve Sostak. He started playing at Check Engine with Chris Daly after enrolling at the University of Notre Dame.
Sweep The Leg Johnny was founded after the pair relocated to Chicago and met a few more folks, including Scott Ana and Matt Alicea. Before splitting up and forming ZZZZ, the group put out a few albums.
ZZZZ performed at many events after the publication of their debut album, Palm Reader, in 2005. For the following few years, Sostak subsequently altered his line of work to teaching.
He assisted educators and students in developing community and problem-solving skills by building media and global impact initiatives with the aid of Inspire Citizens.