Paul Kantner

Jefferson Airplane

Died: 2016-02-04
Age: 74
Cause: Multiple organ failure

Paul Kantner, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, died of multiple organ failure. Jefferson Airplane was formed in 1965 in the Bay Area, and is said to have first defined what became known as the "San Francisco sound." Early hits include Somebody to Love and White Rabbit. Kantner was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer. He was also a political anarchist who openly used psychedelic drugs, including LSD, during Jefferson Airplane's rise, but he swore them off in the '70s. Kantner is survived by his two sons, Gareth and Alexander, and daughter China, whose mother is Jefferson Airplane/Starship singer Grace Slick.

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