R.I.P. Let's Active Drummer Sara Romweber
She was 55
Romweber's passing was confirmed by her manager to Pitchfork, revealing the musician died of a brain tumour.
On Instagram this morning, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan wrote, "Sara Romweber was one of the kindest, most unique & inspiring people I've known.... A fantastically powerful and creative drummer."
Sara Romweber was one of the kindest, most unique & inspiring people i've known & she passed away yesterday. She was so important to me that i wrote a paper about her my freshman year in college. The Romweber home on Pine St in Carrboro was open to everyone & the heart of a musical community -- you can see some of this in the episode of "IRS The Cutting Edge" if it's on anywhere. A fantastically powerful and creative drummer -- watching her play was a joy no matter what band -- & I'll be listening to these masterpieces this morning & thinking about Sara and her family. #RIP #sararomweber #letsactive
Romweber joined Mitch Easter and bassist Faye Hunter to form Let's Active when the drummer was just 17. Romweber played on both the 1983 Afoot EP and Cypress, the 1984 debut full-length by Let's Active. However, she left the band shortly after.
Following her time in Let's Active, Romweber co-founded the group Snatches of Pink and performed with her brother as the Dex Romweber Duo. In 2014, she helped Easter stage a Let's Active reunion during a benefit show.
As previously reported, Let's Active bassist Faye Hunter passed away in 2013 at the age of 59.