If you were in to the alt scene in the early 90s, you'll remember Pure, the Vancouver band who had a series of hits with songs like "Denial" and "Anna Is a Speed Freak." Their best years were 1992-1995, although they hung on until 1998 before breaking up.
Singer Jordy Birch and Mark Henning are now in a band called Guiity About Girls. Guitarist Todd Simko moved into engineering and production, working on projects with a variety of Canadian indie groups including the Be Good Tanyas. He also played guitar in Bif Naked's band.
Sadly, word is that Todd has died of unspecified causes. His wife, Minna, offered the following statement:
Todd may your soul be finally at peace. You are not only the most fantastic father and husband one could have, but also you were also a great friend, musician, teacher, guide, mentor and music engineer.
"The music community has suffered now a great loss and talent. Not only did you touch all the hearts of people in music but also in the lives of family, my peers and especially our daughters friends and family. You will forever remain close by in our hearts and you will be greatly missed by all.
Todd apparently drowned. From Billboard:
"A witness saw him on a low level bridge and said that he had gone in the river. Another witness said they saw him going under from the currents and the police say that they may never find the body because the current in that area is so strong. How he got in the water is the mystery."
One rumour--completely unsubstantiated--suggest that this might have been a bungee jumping acccident.