Matt Funderburk of Lydia Dies

2012-12-29 by spillingmercury | 40 Comments
Matt "Fundy" Funderburk, 33, reportedly died in his sleep on December 27th. No cause of death has been found as of recent. He played in Bears of Manitou, Lydia and the Joey Arroyo Band, and had been working as a substitute teacher in the Mesa Public School District for the past year.

On the Bears of Manitou Facebook page, the band have posted the following statement:

"Today we lost a great friend, person, and musician: Matt (Fundy) Funderburk. If you'd met him before, you know that he is the definition of a bear hug. He would do just about anything for anyone, sometimes to the point of stretching himself too thin. But it was never about him always about others. His heart was huge, and the smile he wore was always bigger. Matt played his heart out in Bears of Manitou, Lydia, The Joey Arroyo Band and many many other PHX bands.

There will be a huge hole in the heart of AZ music.

We miss and love you Fundy.
♥ Bears.
"

http://www.facebook.com/thebearsofmanitou

Tagged: Lydia

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TheFifthEye
December 29th 2012
122 Comments


Maybe died of an oversized heart. Feels.

J0ckstrapsFTW
December 29th 2012
3685 Comments


Never heard of this band but R.I.P. 33 is still really young to just up and die

Tyrael
December 29th 2012
21008 Comments


FUCK

NO

RIP

FUCK

sixdegrees
December 29th 2012
23619 Comments


RIP, hopefully more details emerge soon.

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MadKungFu
December 29th 2012
384 Comments


Oh man, Lydia was fucking brilliant. tragic news here.

RIP

Fieryfenderz
December 29th 2012
1795 Comments


What the fuck. No.No.No.

AtomicWaste
Moderator
December 29th 2012
2673 Comments


Goddamn. RIP, man.

Captain North
December 29th 2012
6793 Comments


Aww dying in his sleep sounds like either overdose or aneurism. This is sad, aside from a decent person dying absurdly young, Lydia was awesome

XingKing
December 29th 2012
12096 Comments


I'd hope it wasn't drugs, but RIP nonetheless. Lydia is great.

anarchistfish
December 29th 2012
25685 Comments


dying young asleep is cruel

RIP

BallsToTheWall
December 29th 2012
47611 Comments


Dying asleep is one of if not the most humane ways to die tbh, I know that's how I want to go out.

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VheissuCrisis
Emeritus
December 29th 2012
1346 Comments


^

Same man, none the wiser. But so young, hell no. RIP.

BlazeWilson
December 29th 2012
68 Comments


That's really awful, RIP

MuhNamesTyler
December 29th 2012
6054 Comments


RIP

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JizzInMyPants
December 29th 2012
2776 Comments


wow thats like 3 in a row RIP

AlmightyHabeeb
December 29th 2012
108 Comments


RIP

taxidermist
December 29th 2012
7230 Comments


Dude, RIP.

InFiction
December 29th 2012
3830 Comments


Never heard of this band but RIP.

AtomicWaste
Moderator
December 29th 2012
2673 Comments


"Dying asleep is one of if not the most humane ways to die tbh, I know that's how I want to go out."

Agreed, but still, way too young.

KotoFtw
December 30th 2012
1080 Comments


Wow literally read a review of these guys yesterday and had never heard of them before. Sucks. RIP.

ncguitar
December 30th 2012
2601 Comments


RIP, Matt. I have a soft spot for Lydia's music.

Shimana
December 30th 2012
545 Comments


RIP.

Winsomniac
December 30th 2012
8385 Comments


): LYDIA

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CakeWithCream
December 30th 2012
1041 Comments


RIP, that's too young. but i think he was the touring bassist for Lydia

wacknizzle
December 30th 2012
14504 Comments


Damn, that's really sad, atleast he went out peacefully. RIP

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dimsim3478
December 30th 2012
7452 Comments


RIP

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Muisc4Life26
December 30th 2012
3440 Comments


That's so sad! He seemed like a really nice guy. RIP.

smokersleeper5268
December 30th 2012
168 Comments


RIP

wacknizzle
December 30th 2012
14504 Comments


It's sad to say, but the good die young.

ShadowRemains
December 30th 2012
24540 Comments


rip

thought of this when i saw this guy's last name: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Furdidurke/25993/

henryChinaski
December 30th 2012
3675 Comments


RIP

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Shiduba
December 30th 2012
424 Comments


RIP

MiniatureHorse
December 30th 2012
908 Comments


RIP, man. Ugh, this sucks so badly.

Recspecs
December 30th 2012
9882 Comments


Goddamn RIP

KSK1
December 30th 2012
4102 Comments


Damn, sad news RIP

Cygnatti
December 30th 2012
31301 Comments


rip

these guys rule :[

bach
December 30th 2012
15590 Comments


Great band. RIP

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SHAKEandBAKE
December 30th 2012
1328 Comments


RIP, Illuminate is my favorite album of all time. Too sad.

Eclecticist
December 31st 2012
3863 Comments


RIP, seemed like a fantastic guy

MarkTheDead
January 29th 2013
698 Comments


I was suppose to see them in November, but I was with my son all day so I couldn't go. Pretty damn awful to see this...



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