Sib Hashian, former drummer for rock band Boston, dies during cruise

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John Thomas "Sib" Hashian, best known as the drummer for legendary rock band Boston, died last night (March 22) while performing the band's songs on the Legends of Rock Cruise.

Boston's drummer Sib Hashian - who not only had one of the greatest afros in history, but was likely one of the most air-drummed musicians ever - died onstage Wednesday.

The Legends of Rock Cruise began on March 18 in Florida and had stops in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. He was also reportedly playing alongside former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, former Beach Boy David Marks and former Kansas singer John Elefante.

We send our condolences to Sib Hashian's family members, friends and loved ones. The cruise will continue.

Hashian joined Boston in 1975.

Hashian performed with Boston on the band's first two albums including the self-titled debut album and the follow-up "Don't Look Back". Included on the album were the hits and classic rock staples More Than a Feeling, Foreplay/Long Time and Peace of Mind.

The late drummer played on almost every song (save for "Rock & Roll Band") on Boston's eponymous 1976 debut. Lauren is an R&B singer/songwriter who is the longtime girlfriend of actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

The Boston Globe reports, "Hashian's wife of 38 years, Suzanne, confirmed the death Thursday".