RIP: Rachel Nagy Of The Detroit Cobras

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The Punk Site is saddened to learn of the sudden death of The Detroit Cobras founding member and vocalist Rachel Nagy at the age of 37, her voice brought the soul to the band’s fusion of R&B and garage punk. Nagy had worked as a stripper and a butcher before joining The Detroit Cobras, she was allegedly cajoled into joining the band having never sung before. Earlier this month the band had announced a run of US tour dates for February and March, at this stage the cause of her sad and sudden death has not been released. The Punk Site sends it’s condolences to her family, friends and bandmates.

“Dear friends, family and fans, It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved friend and musical colleague, Rachel Lee Nagy. There are no words to fully arrticulate our grief as we remember a life cut short, still vital and inspirational to all who knew and loved her. With the Detroit Cobras Rachel Nagy carried the torch of Rock, Soul and R&B to fans all over the world. More than just a performer, she embodied the spirit of the music itself and vaulted it to new heights with her own deeply affecting vocal power. I know that I am not alone when I say that I was inspired by her vitality, her fierce intensity and her vulnerability. Once plans have been finalized by the family we will post more information regarding further details to memorialize Rachel and pay tribute to her life. Until then, please know that if you are as devastated by this news as we are, you are not alone. We are with you in your grief. Rachel is survived by her brother Tony Nagy and her mother Marge Nagy.” (Greg Cartwright)