“The duo was one of the most loved and the most promising of the Uk”, pointed out the record label Heist gold Hit in a statement posted on Facebook. “They were warm, kind, very funny. (…) Everyone at the label was shocked”.

Originally from Liverpool, the group Her’s was on tour in North America for the promotion of his first album, Invitation to Her’s . After a concert in Phoenix, Arizona, he took the road to Santa Ana, California, when the accident occurred. Stephen Fitzpatrick came from the town of Barrow-in-Furness, in the north-west of England. Audun Laading was born in Kristiansand, Norway. The two musicians 24 and 25 years old, met during their studies in Liverpool.

“I can hardly believe the terrible news of this morning”

Their fans have not failed to pay a tribute to them on social networks.”I can hardly believe the terrible news of this morning”, wrote on Twitter @Biro_Finstock. “We stumbled on them at Sounds From The Other City (a music festival in Slaford, England, editor’s NOTE) last year and we were instantly hooked. We had discussed with them later in the evening and they were both so nice and modest. (…) It is so terribly sad.”

“This is awful,” tweeted Bethany Aston. “I’ve seen them twice in concert, they were really charming and full of energy”. An investigation was opened to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.