The Beach Boys vice principal and longtime member dies as fans pay tribute

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    Jeffrey Foskett, has died aged 67 after battling anaplastic thyroid cancer after the Beach Boys musician shared on March 4 that he was cancer free.

    In the video, Foskett could be seen ringing a bell at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Bell ringing is a popular sentiment to symbolise that someone has overcome their illness.

    In the caption, Jeff said that the "past four years have been trying" regarding his "body, mind and spirit," but assured fans that he was "left thriving and most importantly able to meet his grandson Domenic".

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    His bandmate Brian Wilson shared a heartbreaking message on Instagram about Foskett's passing. He wrote: "I'm so heartbroken that my dear friend Jeff Foskett has passed. Jeff was always there for me when we toured and we couldn't have done it without him."

    "Jeff was one of the most talented guys I ever knew. He was a great musical leader and guitarist and he could sing like an angel. I first met Jeff in 1976 when he knocked on my door in Bel Air and I invited him in, and we were friends ever since. I don't know what else to say. Love and mercy to Jeff's family and friends, we will remember him forever."

    Foskett was a fan of the band long before he played with them. He began touring with the Beach Boys back in the early 1980s playing guitar and performing vocals.

    He toured with the group for many years and joined them on their 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour. Jeffrey can also be heard on their 2012 album That's Why God Made The Radio.

    Foskett recorded his own solo albums, Thru The Window and Voices, and toured and recorded with many famous faces including Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck and Roy Orbison.

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