We're sad to announce that Jon Horvath of The Fort Knox Five has passed away at the age of 40. Jon helped found the funky electronic group Fort Knox Five as well as Fort Knox Recordings.
Back in late July, Horvath was declared in “critical condition” at a hospital in Canada. Their family asked for privacy during that time in a statement that was posted on Fort Knox Five's website.
After a few weeks, it was announced today that Jon lost his fight with the illness. Many have expressed their love for Jon including The Untz, who wrote a powerful article about their love for him and his passion for electronic music.
This statement was released from The Fort Knox Five on their social media earlier today:
Fort Knox Family,
We are with Jon's family at his bedside in BC, Canada playing him music, surrounded by pictures of him and his beloved Pamela, notes, letters, gemstones, crystals. All tokens of the love that his many friends have sent to give him strength and hope in what has been his most difficult of times.
If you know Jon at all you know him to be a fighter, musician and a manager with a dogged determination. But, sadly, Jon's condition has been downgrading for several weeks. Despite the fight he's put up he is responding less and less neurologically. Simply put, there is no hope left for his meaningful recovery and he will soon be let off the machines that are helping to keep him alive.
This is heartbreaking News, but it's time to say our final goodbyes, play him some last tracks, and send him our love in this final stage.
We thank you for all your love and support and we will let you know when he has peacefully transitioned.
Many fans are sharing their favorite songs from the Fort Knox Five and we'd like to share this one. Keep his memory strong through the music. Rest in peace.