Tickle Me Pink announced through their official site on Tuesday, July 1 that they have lost one of their members. Bassist Johnny Schou, was found dead at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado on Tuesday morning and autopsy is still ruled inconclusive.
Coloradoan.com reported that the cause of death of the 22-year-old was investigated through an autopsy later on that fateful day. Chief deputy coroner Diane Fairman said that there was "no obvious cause of death" and that the final result of the autopsy that includes microbiology and toxicology tests, will be done in weeks to come.
Ironically, Schou did not live up to see the band celebrating their debut album, "Madeline", which street date happens to be on the day of his death. His body was found just hours before the Wind Up Records band were due to have an in-store performance at Independent Records on East Colfax Avenue. Schou reportedly did not return the calls from the home that he shared with his band mates.
Tickle Me Pink had just finished serving a slot at the Warped Tour on Sunday, June 29 and were due to co-headline a national tour with Finch and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. The official site of the band stated that any "further information regarding the band's plans, and dates that have been previously announced, will be forthcoming in due time."