Love as Laughter’s Sam Jayne dies aged 46

Sam Jayne of Love as Laughter
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Sam Jayne, frontman of indie-rock outfit Love as Laughter, has died aged 46. 

After he was reported missing earlier this week, an NYPD spokesperson told Pitchfork that Jayne had been found in his car and that a preliminary investigation showed no “signs of criminality.”

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.