Big Daddy Weave bass player Jason Weaver dies aged 42 from Covid complications

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Jason Weaver, the bass player for band Big Daddy Weave, has died at the age of 42 after suffering from Covid-19.

In a video shared on Instagram, his brother, Mike Weaver, said that his brother ‘went to be with Jesus’.

‘I’m sorry to bring this news, but I am excited to celebrate where he is right now. My brother Jay went to be with Jesus just a couple of hours ago,’ he said.

‘You’ve seen him walk the uphill battle and you guys helped carry him through so much. Even though COVID took his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him.’

Big Daddy Weave is an American contemporary Christian band from Mobile, Alabama.

The musicians formed the group when they were in college, with the band’s origin dating back to 1998.

Mike said that his heart is broken for his and his brother’s family, the latter of which are based in Florida.

‘But we all just really wanted to thank you for walking with us through so much, you know, for so long,’ he continued.

‘The Lord used him in such a mighty way out on the road for many years. And anybody who has come into contact with him knows just how real his faith in Jesus was.’

Mike, who is a former Florida worship leader, added that ‘prayers of healing’ that people have been sharing ‘can now turn into prayers of thanksgiving now that Jay is in God’s presence’.

For the past 24 years, Jay had played the bass and performed vocals for Big Daddy Weave, while his brother, Mike, plays the guitar and is on lead vocals.

Other members of the group include Joe Shirk, Jeremy Redmon and Brian Beihl, the last of whom replaced Jeff Jones on the drums in 2013.

Following the release of Mike’s video on the Big Daddy Weave Instagram account, fans sent numerous messages of condolence.

‘Heartbreaking news. Great memories with Jay. Praying for all of you!’ one person commented, while another said: ‘So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace.’

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