Jeff Willoughby Obituary – Cause of Death: Hybrid Ice bass player, Jeff Willoughby passes away.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2023, Hybrid Ice band announced the passing of bass player Jeff Willoughby, via a statement shared on social media.
“It is with great sadness we inform our fans that Jeff Willoughby, bass player and one of the founding members of Hybrid Ice, left this world last night. Jeff was our brother and the Hybrid Ice historian. He was a true entertainer whether performing music, sharing stories or just making us laugh. Our hearts go out to his wife and family,” the post said.
Jeff’s cause of death was not mentioned.
Hybrid Ice is a rock band from Danville, Pennsylvania, most notable for its song “Magdelene” released on the album Hybrid Ice in 1982, which became a regional radio hit at the time. “Magdelene” was later covered by Boston on their 1994 album Walk On. In 1984, with two sold out shows, Hybrid Ice was the first rock band ever to play at the Bloomsburg Fair.
Hybrid Ice has toured with many notable musical acts, such as Foreigner, Kansas, Joan Jett, Bad Company, The Beach Boys, Steppenwolf, The Edgar Winter Group, Ted Nugent, and Lita Ford, as well as several others. More recently they have played with Jimi Jamison of Survivor, John Cafferty of the Beaver Brown Band, Derek St. Holmes of the Ted Nugent band, and Kevin Chalfant of the Journey Experience. Hybrid Ice also played the “Legends of Rock” Cruise for 2015 through 2017.