SINGER Ben Kweller’s teenage son has died at age 16 after being involved in a fatal car crash.
Kweller, who was one of the founder members of the 1990s post-grunge band, Radish, revealed the traffic news on his Instagram page on Tuesday.
Singer Ben Kweller’s son, Dorian, died on Monday in a fatal car crashGetty Images – GettyInstagram/Ben KwellerDorian Zev Kweller was 16 at the time of his death[/caption]
GettyBen Kweller and his wife, Liz Smith, in 2019[/caption]
“There’s no way that I can be typing this but I am…. Our son, Dorian Zev Kweller, was killed last night,” the father mourned.
“He was only 16 and he was a true legend. Kindest, gentle soul, a friend to all. If you knew him, you know. We’ll never get over him as long as we’re here on earth.
“Please keep his spirit alive with your memories and the music he made: @reallyzev. Dorian Zev wrote and recorded songs every day.”
The post continued: “A true poet from the day he started speaking. Only a few of his recordings were released but he was on a path and excited about his journey.
“He had so many plans!!! His first gig was in two weeks, at SXSW. My last text with him was about the merch he wanted to make. My baby boy was at the starting line with so much life ahead of him… I have no idea why things like this happen.
“We’re in complete shock and don’t know what the future holds. Lizzy, Judah, and I have no idea how to deal with this disaster.
“Thank you for your prayers and support and we apologize if we are slow to respond to messages. ”
Information about where the crash took place has not been disclosed.
Kweller founded the Radish out of Greenville, Texas, alongside drummer John Kent and bassist Ryan Green.
The trio were known around the Greenville area and released two independent albums, Hello and Dizzzy.
The band made appearances on THe Weird AI Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Late Show with David Letterman.
Dorian is survived by his parents and younger brother, Judah.