Details about what happened to original Boston Dummer John “Sib” Hashian are coming in.
Sib was on a “Legends of Rock” tour cruise with fellow Bostonite Barry Goudreau, and (from the band Kansas) John Elefante.
The trip began March 18 in Florida and made several stops in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.
According to TMZ, the rocker suffered the heart attack while performing with his band, Dirty Water.
Sib’s son Adam revealed that the group was 3 songs into their set and playing a cover of Boston’s “Party” when Hashian’s heart attack struck.
I guess you could say he died — doing what he loved.
CPR and the defibrillator were used to no avail and he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, though his body remained onboard the ship until it docked in Miami two days later.
Sib was a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with kidney cancer in late 2016, and was told that his days were numbered.
Hashian’s daughter, Lauren, has a child with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Jasmine, in 2015. So Sib was a proud grandpa.
Known for his flamboyant ‘fro,’ Sib Hashian was 67.