Sarah Kirsch, a long-time fixture of the Bay Area punk scene who played in such bands as Fuel, Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West, Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, Mothercountry Motherfuckers, died last night. Kirsch, who spent most of her musical career known as Mike prior to coming out as a trans-woman, suffered from Fanconi anemia, a rare genetic disorder that causes leukemia and other cancers, and had been undergoing treatment. Via Ebullition Records:

Today we lost Sarah; an inspirational artist and great person. My heart fell into my gut when I heard the news. She will be dearly missed.

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