Altered Zones is deeply saddened to announce that Excepter's Clare Amory passed away yesterday at the age of 35, following a long and brave fight with Stage IV cancer. Our thoughts go out to her relatives, her life partner and bandmate Nathan Corbin, and the extended Excepter Family. Bandmember Jon Nicholson posted the following statement today on his website for solo project SSPS:
"Yesterday, the Space Shuttle Discovery departed Earth on it's final mission. Among the cargo aboard, was one astronaut who's name was not publicly announced. My beautiful friend, and band mate Clare Armory has left our Planet Earth. Her soul has been set free to bless this mad universe that we all live in. I know how difficult that it is to lose a loved one to cancer. I lost my mother nine years ago to the same ravaging disease. It was the hardest thing that I have ever had to deal with in my life. My mother was 57 when she lost her 29 year battle with cancer. Clare was 35. Any age is too young to be taken from us. It hurts so much."