BURLINGTON – Walk Off the Earth has announced the death of keyboardist and vocalist Mike Taylor.
In a post on various social media sites on Sunday, the band says Taylor died "peacefully from natural causes at night in sleep."
Taylor's bandmates expressed their "deepest sympathies" for Taylor's two children and pray for the privacy of their family.
Burlington-based Walk Off Earth shot to fame in 2012 when their cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" went viral.
A YouTube video of the song featured all five band members while playing a single guitar and singing in harmony.
Walk Off Earth was scheduled to kick a 2019 World Tour with a New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls on Monday night.