Matt “Money” Miller, the founding keyboardist of punk rock band Titus Andronicus, has died at the age of 34.
The news was announced yesterday (March 18) by Titus Andronicus’ vocalist Patrick Stickles on Twitter. “It’s hard to know what to say, but I am trying to put gratitude first, as the 34 years that we spent together will forever be one of my life’s greatest blessings,” Stickles wrote.
The singer noted in a separate tweet that Miller’s passing was sudden and untimely, with no cause of death revealed. Miller was only officially in the band from 2005 to 2006, but the keyboardist maintained a close collaborative relationship with Titus Andronicus in the years that followed.
He contributed to a number of their albums, such as 2010 LP The Monitor and 2015’s The Most Lamentable Tragedy. A photo from Stickles and Miller’s childhood graced the cover of Titus Andronicus’ 2018 album A Productive Cough.
Aside from his work behind the scenes, Miller also featured in Stickles’ 2019 sitcom Stacks as the bartender. The show depicted a fictionalized version of the singer’s life soundtracked by songs cut from Titus Andronicus’ most recent album An Obelisk, which was released the same year.
RIP, Matt Miller. Listen to The Most Lamentable Tragedy here: