Phil McCormack, Singer From The Band Molly Hatchet, Dies At 58

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Phil McCormack, most known as the singer of Molly Hatchet, has passed away at age 58. There has been no news as to what caused his death or when he died.

However, Molly Hatchet released a statement on his passing that said, “It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of our friend and band member, Phil McCormack. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. Phil’s contributions to Molly Hatchet were heard around the world. He will be missed but never forgotten.”

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Phil McCormack with American Flag / Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach

McCormack’s family also shared a statement about his passing, “Phil has been a member of Molly Hatchet for more than 20 years, having performed in exotic locations such as Dubai, Munich, Sturgis, Okinawa, as well as smaller stages. Wherever he performed he gave his all.”

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Phil McCormack singing / Facebook

The statement continued, “Phil loved his audiences and they loved him. Molly Hatchet fans know how much time Phil spent with them before and after each show. He loved meeting people and sharing time with them. Being on stage was where Phil felt at home. He connected with his audiences, fully tuned into the moment he was sharing with them. He was living his dream, a dream he never took for granted.”

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Phil McCormack last year / Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach

“Phil was amazed at how many loyal fans he saw year after year. That meant a lot to him. You meant a lot to him. Beyond the stage he was a multi-layered person—free spirit, high octane social presence, nonstop jokester, kind person who made time for others, self-destructive tendencies but a generous spirit…he was an open book. What you see is what you get. He left us too soon, but his legacy lives on in his music, his friends, his fans and the friends he didn’t get the chance to meet.”

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Molly Hatchet / Wikimedia Commons

“As Phil’s siblings, we have loved the journey we’ve shared as a family. Seeing Phil live his dream has been a blessing for us. We already feel the loss and will miss him every day. We also thank the Molly Hatchet family—the band members, the crew and especially the fans—for being such a big part of his life. You brought so much joy to Phil. Words cannot express our appreciation. Life goes on. Phil’s legacy goes on as well through his music, his loved ones, the moments he shared and thee friends that he made.

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Phil performing with Molly Hatchet / Bobby Bank/Getty Images

What an incredible post from his family. You can tell he was very loved by his friends, family, and fans and he was definitely taken too soon.

McCormack had been part of the Southern rock band since 1995. Just last year, he performed with the group at the Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival. He had also performed in the bands The Roadducks and Savoy Brown. His voice appeared on seven of Molly Hatchet’s albums.

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Watch the video below to remember one of his most iconic performances:

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