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At the forefront of the New Jersey, hardcore scene that erupted in the 1980’s and eventually claimed majority over the East Coast, while garnering more and more steam until, well, today— is the legendary hardcore, punk-ers, Vision. News of Vision frontman Dave Franklin‘s death, this last Thursday, has sent shockwaves throughout the community. For, the singer’s cause of death, at age 47, is still unknown.
However, the band still remained relatively active as recently as November. Thus Franklin’s death, which occured while the recording artist was away from his current home in Florida, and visiting friends and family in his home state of New Jersey, came in the form of inexplicable confusion. Naturally, an outpouring of love and commemoration for the musician has opened up across the spectrum of social media platforms. Fans across the country share in on their fond memories of the late legend.
One example of said love for Dave Franklin, from his fans come by way of Instagram and was shared via Brooklyn Vegan. See below.
Dave Franklin from Vision passed away and I don’t even know what to say. He was so kind to me the few times we interacted and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to document him in his element. This is a painful loss for many of my friends. This set from less than two months ago will sadly be their last, but it was the best set of theirs I had ever seen. It only has 300 views. If you’ve never heard this hugely influential band, I beg you to check them out in Dave’s memory. I will never forget Dave or the way his music brought so many people together. #vision #davefranklin