L.A, 2022-01-11 19:48:00. Vince Fontaine, founder of Juno Award-winning band Eagle & Hawk, has died
Famous Aboriginal musician Vince Fontaine of Winnipeg has died.
On Tuesday evening, Nahani Fontaine said in a post on social media that Vince Fontaine died suddenly.
The post reads: “On behalf of the Fontaine family, I am deeply saddened and shocked to announce the sudden passing of my dear Uncle Vince Fontaine today: Tuesday, January 11, 2022.”
“Vince’s passion for music has only been surpassed by his deep devotion to his family, friends and community.”
On behalf of our Fontaine family, it is with great sadness and shock that I announce the sudden passing of my dear Uncle Vince Fontaine today: Tuesday, January 11, 2022. pic.twitter.com/w6xJFtDn4c
– NahanniFontaine (@NahanniFontaine) January 11, 2022
Vince Fontaine was the founding member and leader of the Winnipeg-based award-winning Canadian rock band Juno Eagle & Hawk, the popular pop band Indian City.
Nahanni Fontaine said Vince was a proud member of the Sagkeeng First Nation, and was a father and husband.
“We are the ones who are still stunned and dazzled by this huge and unexpected loss,” Nahani said in the post.
Vince is also mentioned as a key member of his community.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday night, Bear ClanInc. He said he’s helped with their foreclosure program by handing out baskets every Wednesday to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents throughout the pandemic.
Another social media post from the organization reads: “Rest easy, Vince will miss you.”
No details were given as to the cause of Fontaine’s death.
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