Tickle Me Pink Bass Player Found Dead

Johnny Schou, bass player for Tickle Me Pink, was found dead on Monday at his home.

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Johnny Schou, bass player for Colorado band Tickle Me Pink, was found dead on Monday at his home.

The 22-year old bass player was due for an in-store appearance on that day for the release of the band's debut album this week.

The four-piece band formed in the Denver suburb of Fort Collins in 2005.

The band's bio says of Schou, "Guitarist and bassist Johnny Schou has an ear for songwriting that far exceeds his age. The co-writer of Tickle Me Pink cut his teeth as an assistant engineer at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins where he worked with the legendary Bill Stevenson (The Descendents, Black Flag, Lemonheads)."I began working under Bill when I was 17. He was the first "father figure" in my life, and I quickly picked up on his ideas and approach to not only music and producing but also life. Bill is the most humble and modest person I know; the hours spent with him are really what make me the person I am today. I have a no bullshit approach to life," says Schou".

Tickle Me Pink are signed to Wind-up Records.

A cause of death is yet to be determined.

Thanks for the info to Undercover.com.

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    Shit that sucks. Never heard of the band, but I'll go check out their stuff now... they need the support. RIP.
    Wow these guys were just starting to get popular too. Not really my style of music but they were kind of catchy. RIP.
    RIP, 22 is way to young. So he didn't even live to see his band's first album released? That's terrible.
    Oh my god, Tickle Me Pink are awesome, I'm sure they'll be huge..but losing a member, and at such a young age, my god, I'm so sorry. RIP Johnny Schou