Sib Hashian, former drummer for rock band Boston, dies during cruise

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John "Sib" Hashian, best known as the former drummer for the rock band Boston, died after collapsing on stage aboard a cruise ship, according to his son. (KABC)

John "Sib" Hashian, former drummer for the rock band Boston, died after collapsing on stage aboard a cruise ship, his son told Eyewitness News.

The drummer's son, Adam Hashian, said his father was in the middle of a set on stage aboard the Legends of Rock Cruise when he collapsed on Wednesday and died. He was 67 years old.

The Legends of Rock Cruise took off from Miami on March 18 with stops planned in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas before it was scheduled to return to Miami on March 25, according to the itinerary posted on the cruise's website.


Hashian played on Boston's first two hit records, their self-titled debut album in 1976, featuring the hit song "More Than a Feeling," and the 1978 followup, "Don't Look Back."

The original band, made up of Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and Hashian, had one of the most successful debut records in history, selling over 17 million copies, with the singles "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind."

His wife, Suzanne Hashian, said in a statement that arrangements would be made at a later date.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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