Guitarist and vocalist Tim Landers of modern pop punk luminaries Transit has passed away overnight, with the band confirming the devastating news in a tweet.
⚓️rest in peace tim landers⚓️ pic.twitter.com/5OyXN2Nx3g
— TRANSIT (@Transitma) February 3, 2019
Landers was a prolific musician who played in Transit, Misser and Cold Collective during his time. Landers’ passing was again confirmed on Cold Collective’s Facebook page, noting that the musician’s death was sudden.
“The news has already been circulating, and unfortunately we are here to confirm what is being said. Our vocalist Tim Landers passed away suddenly, February 2, 2019. At this time we please ask for your respect and understanding in this time of grieving. We will comment further when we find the words.”
Transit’s imprint on pop punk has reverberated intensely since their breakup in 2014 – the band’s legacy is one of total triumph in the genre. Following the news of his passing, musicians have paid their respects to Landers in a slew of social media posts.
“Rest in peace Tim Landers. We never got the chance to meet Tim but his art in the form of Transit and Misser will always have a special place in the hearts of us and many others,” tweeted Neck Deep.
“Tried to play tonight with the joy you always played with. From the 1st one together at that apartment in Brooklyn up through the solo sets we did together in CA a few years back. Always immersed in the joy of making music for people. Sleep well, Timmy. We’re all gonna miss you,” said Dan Campbell of the Wonder Years.
Rest in peace Tim Landers. We never got the chance to meet Tim but his art in the form of Transit and Misser will always have a special place in the hearts of us and many others.
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) February 3, 2019
Tried to play tonight with the joy you always played with. From the 1st one together at that apartment in Brooklyn up through the solo sets we did together in CA a few years back. Always immesered in the joy of making music for people. Sleep well, Timmy. We’re all gonna miss you.
— Dan Campbell (@headabovewater) February 3, 2019
So sorry to hear this. Much love to our friends in @Transitma. We don't have all the answers on Mental Health and addiction, we do know it's okay to take a break if you need it. Take care of each other out there. https://t.co/hQiq2aAs8F
— Taking Back Sunday (@TBSOfficial) February 3, 2019
Saddened to hear about Tim passing away. Sending love out to all his family and friends. https://t.co/X0sbdWEyI9
— Bayside (@BaysideBand) February 3, 2019
RIP Tim Landers. Your music was a huge influence to our band, you will not be forgotten. https://t.co/biDoiGwmqa
— ROAM (@ROAMse) February 3, 2019
It's absolutely heartbreaking when people leave this Earth before their time. It always hits especially close to home when it's someone in the music industry, because our network of friends and coworkers is a big one.
If any friends need an ear or shoulder today, I'm here.?
— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) February 3, 2019
Tim Landers is a FUCKING icon.
— Handguns (@Handxguns) February 3, 2019
Long live Tim Landers.
— Kelen Keller (@KelenKeller38) February 3, 2019
Rest In Peace, Tim Landers. One of the good ones.
— Nick Diener (@nickdiener) February 3, 2019
Tim, it was my pleasure to have met you. And although we only got to hang out for a short time, I have stories to tell for a lifetime. Never got to say how much your guitar playing influenced me. We were too busy having fun. RIP Tim Landers. I know your influence will live on.
— FЯee ThЯow (@FreeThrowEmo) February 3, 2019
Our thoughts are with those closest to Landers at this time. RIP.