Tigertailz - Pepsi Tate 1965-2007

Pepsi Tate

Tigertailz bassist Justin Smith, aka Pepsi Tate, died on Tuesday 18 September 2007, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Last updated: 30 January 2009

The following statement was posted on the band's own website:

Goodnight and God bless our dear old 'Boy'.

We are absolutely devastated to bring you the news that our beloved friend and Tigertailz Bass player Pepsi Tate lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today. Pepsi passed away peacefully at 10:30 this morning, Tuesday 18 September 2007, in Holme Towers cancer hospice in Penarth Cardiff. Pepsi's wife Shan and close family were with him.

Words cannot describe how we feel right now. We're in bits and will miss him so much.

Goodnight Boy - we'll see you again soon fella. You mean the world to us.

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