Katastro singer Andy Chaves of Tempe killed in car accident at 32

Andy Chaves of Tempe-based modern rockers Katastro died in a car accident with two other people early Thursday morning on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, California.

Chaves was 32.

His bandmates shared the news in an Instagram post: “We are completely devastated to have to announce the loss of our brother and singer Andy Chaves. Please respect the privacy of Andy’s family and the members of the band as we all begin to process this. Thank you for the love and support. “

Among the musical friends responding to their post were singer-guitarist Dustin Bushnell of Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads, who wrote “Love you guys. If you need anything at all I’m here for you. 🙏.”

Sublime with Rome also responded, saying “Our prayers go out to you.”

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