In news that has saddened the whole Australian music community, it has been confirmed today that Rowland S. Howard has lost his battle to cancer.

Howard, 50, passed away this morning and will be dearly missed by music lovers everywhere.

Rowland was a former member of the Young Charlatans, The Boys Next Door/The Birthday Party and These Immortal Souls.

Watch Rowland S Howard perform ‘Shivers’ live