Dick Family drummer and leader Seo Sung-won dies from Covid-19

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Dick Family drummer and leader Seo Sung-won dies from Covid-19

Leader and drummer of popular 70s band Dick Family Seo Sung-won has passed away in Los Angeles due to complications from the coronavirus, according to his close acquaintances.

“Seo passed away in Los Angeles today due to the virus,” singer Wee Il-chung wrote on his Facebook Tuesday. “He was my musical guide and a teacher to me, and he was the best drummer and leader of the band Dick Family.

“I wanted to share this news with everyone who knew Seo and the band’s songs, the deceased family and members of the band who have been with Seo for 40 years to send their condolences.”

Dick Family was a seven-member band who released slew of hit songs such as “I Am Stupid Person,” “Again Meet,” “White Clouds and Black Clouds” and “Separation.” The band’s songs are characterized by pure lyrics and familiar melodies.

Seo was an original member and leader of the band. After the first-generation members disbanded in 1980, the singer went to the United States. His wife is the beloved 80s singer Heo Young-ran, famous for her song “Wing.”

By Lee Jae-lim
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