School of Seven Bells guitarist Benjamin Curtis has died, the Dallas Observer reports. Earlier this year, Curtis was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He was 35.
Curtis was an Oklahoma native who later moved to Dallas. He and his brother Brandon were members of UFOFU, and later, he drummed for Tripping Daisy. In 2000, he and his brothers started the band Secret Machines.
He formed School of Seven Bells in 2007 with Alejandra Deheza. Together, they released several EPs and three full-lengths. Their most recent LP was 2012's Ghostory. Earlier this year, when it was announced that Curtis was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, artists such as Paul Banks, Devendra Banhart, Albert Hammond Jr., and many others helped raise funds to cover treatment.
You can read several messages of support for Curtis, published two months ago by FILTER, from artists including members of the Afghan Whigs, M83, Neu!, Silversun Pickups, the Polyphonic Spree, and Prince Rama.