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Kansas Band’s Robby Steinhardt’s Cause of Death Revealed in Obituary

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We are heartbroken to inform you that the Kansas band violinist Robby Steinhardt’s cause of death has been revealed in his obituary. May he rest in peace.

Robby Steinhardt, best known for his work with the group Kansas has sadly died on July 17, 2021, at the age of 71. Steinhardt’s family announced that the singer passed away after a short illness.

His family announced the sad news in a statement, saying: “Robert Eugene Steinhardt was well recognized as a founding member and original violinist and vocalist for the rock band Kansas. His violin and vocals on Dust in The Wind, Point Of No Return, and Carry On Wayward Son have etched Robby a solid place in rock history,”

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“Robby had been recording his new album with producer Michael Franklin, who put together an all-star cast of famous musicians in support of Robby’s comeback,” the statement continued. “Steinhardt was very proud of this project, slated for release in late 2021. He had begun rehearsals for a national tour when he became ill.”

“Robby is survived by his wife Cindy and daughter Becky. Steinhardt was 71 years old. He will be deeply missed by all he knew, and his music will last forever. A memorial will be announced in the future, the heartbroken family said.

Robert Eugene Steinhardt, who was born in Lawrence, Kansas, on May 25, 1950, was known as a rock violinist and singer best known for his work with the Kansas band. He was also the co-lead singer / “frontman” of the group.

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What was Robby Steinhardt’s Cause of Death?

While many fans are searching for Robby Steinhardt’s cause of death, his family revealed that the legendary star died Saturday of complications from acute pancreatitis.

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Steinhardt was the adopted son of Ilse and Milton Steinhardt. His father, Milton, was the director of music history at the University of Kansas.

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The late star started violin lessons at the young age of eight and was classically trained, and after their immigration to Europe, he played with some orchestras there. Steinhardt studied at Lawrence High School and was the concertmaster during his high school years.

Robby was a member of White Clover alongside Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, and Robbie Williams. The group adopted the Kansas name before their first album in 1974. Steinhardt was the co-lead singer and MC along with Steve Walsh from 1973 to 1982 and from 1997 to 2006.

He left the band after the Vinyl Confessions tour in 1982 for personal reasons, and he was replaced by Dave Ragsdale. Then he fronted his own band, Steinhardt-Moon. Meanwhile, he was a member of the Stormbringer group from 1990 to 1996.

In 2006, Steinhardt again left Kansas by mutual agreement due to the pace of touring. Kerry Livgren described Robby’s role, saying: “Robby had a unique function as a violinist, second vocalist, and MC in a live situation. Robby was the link between the band on the stage and the audience.”

In 2020, Steinhardt, who topped the charts in the 1970s, and producer Michael T. Franklin started to work on a project for Steinhardt Album and tour set for 2021.

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Reactions to Robby Steinhardt’s Death

After the sad news of Robby Steinhardt’s death was revealed, his friends and fans were quick to flood social media with tribute messages. Many Americans also took to Twitter to pay Pigonant tributes to him.

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Robby Steinhardt’s wife Cindy wrote on Facebook: “We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure. Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios.  A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved.”

A fan wrote on Twitter: “Saddened to hear of the passing of the original violinist for one of my favorite bands of all time, and a huge inspiration to my playing and songwriting. RIP Robby Steinhardt, a true legend.”

Another fan tweeted: “Oh, this is terribly depressing news to start the week with. He was a crucial part of so much of my very favorite music ever. RIP.”


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