The widow of Paul Stanley’s former guitar tech is suing Kiss for wrongful death

Paul Stanley of Kiss performs during the 2023 AFL Grand Final match between Collingwood Magpies and Brisbane Lions at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on September 30, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia.
(Image credit: Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Kiss’ guitar tech Fran Steuber passed away in 2021, after contracting Covid on the band’s End of the Road Tour. Now Rolling Stone has revealed that Steuber’s family have filed a lawsuit against Kiss for wrongful death. 

The suit has been filed on behalf of Steuber’s wife, Catherine and Rolling Stone –which previously investigated the circumstances around Steuber’s death – has shared selected quotes from the filing. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.