KISS Sued Over Death Of Longtime Guitar Tech Due To Covid

KISS have been sued by the widow of the band’s longtime guitar tech Francis Stueber for wrongful death.

According to Rolling Stone, the family of Stueber, who died in 2021 after contracting COVID-19 during the band’s “End Of The Road” tour, has filed a lawsuit for wrongful death.

KISS founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, their longtime manager Doc McGhee, the tour’s promoter Live Nation, and hotel chain Marriott International were all named as defendants.

Stueber had worked on all KISS and Stanley solo tours and one-off shows from 2002 until his death in October 2021.

“As a direct and proximate result of the dangerous condition created by Defendants,” the suit said, “Decedent suffered fatal injuries and Plaintiffs suffered damages, including, but not limited to funeral and burial expenses, the permanent deprivation of the love companionship, affection solace, society, comfort, assistance, services and financial contributions, and moral support of Decedent in an amount according to proof at trial.”

The suit claims that “the failure to enforce or have adequate Covid-19 policies or procedures caused a Covid-19 outbreak amongst band members and tour personnel.”

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