Jeffrey K Windisch 1969 – 2016

Today marks 3 years that we lost my good friend, a loyal friend, talented musician and a very funny man. I miss him every day. 

Jeffrey K. Windisch Beloved husband of Melissa nee Kelley; Devoted father of Sophie; Loving son of the late Gerald and Katherine Windisch; Dear uncle of many; Jeffrey recently was reunited with his birth family, his father Richard West and predeceased by his mother Audrey West; Sisters Debbie Janc and Mimi Miller and his brother Jeffery West; Fond brother in law of Genevieve Kelley; Jeffrey was a friend and will be missed by many in the Music Industry.

My first of many camping trips with Jeff (2000) Jeff, Jason, Hungarian Alex and myself at Camp Sweet Minnihaha

Musician Jeff Windisch dies during Lynch Mob gigBy Stef Lach (Classic Rock) August 16, 2016 Classic Rock 


Guitarist Jeff Windisch had heart attack while watching Lynch Mob just after his band Emperors And Elephants had opened the show

Emperors And Elephants with Jeff Windisch, far right

A member of a band who had opened for Lynch Mob later suffered a fatal heart attack while watching the headline act.

Guitarist Jeff Windisch has played a set with his band Emperors And Elephants at Neisen’s Sports Bar & Grill in Savage, Minnesota, on Saturday night before Lynch Mob took to the stage.

As he watched Lynch Mob’s set from the crowd, he suffered a heart attack and could not be resuscitated. Lynch Mob cut their performance short after learning Windisch was in trouble.

Lynch Mob bassist Sean McNabb says: “On behalf of Lynch Mob — George, Oni Logan, Jimmy D’Anda and myself — our prayers go out to Jeff Windisch’s family, friends and band Emperors And Elephants.

“Jeff died of cardiac arrest during our set. They opened the show for us and kicked ass. As soon as we were alerted to the situation, we stopped playing, as the crowd and band stood in disbelief as they tried to save him.

“We felt it was best to stop the show at that point. Please keep his family in your prayers.”

Lynch Mob drummer D’Anda adds: “The band didn’t feel it was appropriate to continue the show, so we stopped out of respect for Jeff. The band sends their thoughts and prayers to Jeff and his family and we kindly ask you do the same.”

Emperors And Elephants released their debut album Devil In The Lake in 2014.

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