AUSTIN, Texas — Austin musician Jimmy LaFave has died after a battle with cancer.

LaFave was 61.

At the end of April, news broke that LaFave had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The singer-songwriter actually found out he had cancer last year, but kept the news private until now.

At a recent show at Threadgills, LaFave brought an oxygen tank onto the stage for a very emtional performance.

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In a statement on the label's Facebook: 

The LaFave Family regrets to inform Jimmy's friends and fans across the world that the Austin based singer-songwriter passed from this world, surrounded by loved ones in his home on May 21, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

To read the full statement or express condolences, visit the post here

In an interview with LaFave, he said any money raised from his shows or GoFundMe page* was not for him. Any money raised would eventually go to some of his favorite charities.

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