Emerson Drive’s Former Bassist Dies

Patrick Bourque, former bassist for Emerson Drive, died suddenly Tuesday night (Sept. 25) at his home in Montreal, Canada, according to the band’s publicist. Although an investigation is underway, no details regarding the cause of death had been released by police as of late Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 26). The 29-year-old musician replaced Emerson Drive’s original bass player, Jeff Loberg, in 2003. Bourque had been living and working in Canada since resigning from the band in August. The members of Emerson Drive learned of his death while traveling to a Wednesday night concert at a casino in Valentine, Neb.