I haven’t seen any “official’ statement, but according to folks who would very definitely know on social media, evidently guitarist Wild Bill Thompson of the Senders has passed away. I wrote a tiny bit about them back here. They may not have become household names, but they were a force to be reckoned with.
Here they were tearing it up at CBGB in 1989. Pour one out for Wild Bill.
Rest in Peace, Wild Bill