RIP Alec Baillie (Leftöver Crack)
Friends, it is with great sorrow that we share the tragic news that Alec Baillie has passed. Some are familiar with him as LOC’s bass player extraordinaire, but we were also fortunate to know him as the endearing, passionate, and kind hearted person he was.
Leftöver Crack joined the FAT family in 2007 with the Citizen Fish split release, Deadline. We then reissued their groundbreaking Fuck World Trade in 2015 and released their third full-length, Constructs of the State, in 2016. In 2018, we released Leftöver Leftöver Crack: The E-Sides and F-Sides B-sides, a rarities collection spanning the band’s entire career. Alec, your unforgettable music and passion for righting cultural wrongs will endure.
Leftöver Crack issued the following statement via their Facebook page, and we are including part of it below:
We ask for people to please keep his family and friends in your hearts right now, and allow us & each other the kindness & space to process this painful loss. And most of all, please keep yourselves & each other safe & try to be sensitive to those that might be having a harder time than most during this dark winter. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others. There are always people that need to help others in order to value themselves. Alec surely was one of them.
Please use these resources, or feel free to post additional resources (national or local) in the comments to help keep our community safe:
Suicide Hotline (call or text): 800-273-8255
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration): 800-622-4357
Rest in Power, Alec.