Writer, lead singer, guitarist, and founder of J-Church, Lance Hahn, passed away due to kidney disease complications on Saturday. He was 40.

Although he formed J-Church in San Francisco during the halcyon days of the early '90s, he moved the group on to bigger things in Texas. There, he finally found success within the scrappy Austin-based punk scene.

Read more about his life and music at Punk News and Austin 360.

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