Read tributes to Planes Mistaken For Stars’ Gared O’Donnell from Touche Amore, La Dispute & more

Last night (11/24) brought the awful news that Planes Mistaken For Stars frontman Gared O'Donnell died at age 44 after a battle with stage III esophageal cancer, and tributes to Gared from fellow musicians and others in the music industry have come pouring in. Dashboard Confessional, Chris Broach (Braid), Mike Park (Asian Man Records), Pianos Become the Teeth, La Dispute, Clayton Stevens (Touche Amore), Vile Creature, Dan Ozzi (author of SELLOUT), and more.

"Planes Mistaken For Stars forever has been a huge inspiration and I don’t know if we would have been a band without his/their influence," Pianos Become the Teeth wrote. "Wouldn’t be who I am today without the presence of Planes and of Gared in my life over the last 20 years, as an artist and a person," added La Dispute. See those and more tributes below.

When Gared was initially diagnosed, a GoFundMe was launched to help him and his family, and you can still donate.