E Street Band organist Danny Federici passed away on April 18th after a long battle with melanoma. Danny grew up in New Jersey and was a founding member of the the E Street Band. He is remembered for his dynamic and melodic organ solos.
He was having treatments while recording 2007's "Magic" after which Springsteen and company embarked on a massive tour. Danny played on the first leg of the tour and bowed out in November when the group headed for Europe. He reunited with his long time band-mates for one final show in Indianapolis in March where he played on eight songs in the middle of the set.
The entire band was able to visit him in the hospital the day before he passed away.