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Christian Band Big Daddy Weave’s Bassist Jay Weaver Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Dove Award winning Christian rock band, Sanctus Real, expressed their sympathy, saying, “So sorry to hear, love you all, we’ll be praying 🙏.”

The Gospel Music Association wrote, ”Prayer from your GMA fam. We love you all so much.” GMA also posted an image of Jay playing at the 47th annual Dove Awards on their Instagram page, saying, “Our hearts go out to our friends in @bdwmusic. Jay Weaver, bass player, passed away earlier tonight of complications from COVID-19. Please join us in praying for overwhelming comfort for his family. Our hearts are broken by this loss, but we rejoice in knowing he is whole again, with his Heavenly Father.”

Christian worship band, I Am They, posted, “This hurts man. Jay was such a vessel and image bearer of Jesus. Showed and carried and reflected true and resilient faith that inspired so many. We will be lifting you guys up in our prayers. An abundance of grace. Love you guys.”

MercyMe’s lead vocalist Bart Millard wrote, “Mike I am so sorry. Praying for you and your family. Man I loved that dude.”

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Christian artist Rhett Walker wrote, “So Sorry Praying for y’all (sic) as you walk through this time.”

Ireland natives and Christian rock band, We Are Messengers, posted, “Love you all. Jay has taught me so much about following Jesus and it is a privilege to have known him this side of eternity. I look forward to seeing him fully healed and at perfect peace in glory. Praying for you all today Mike.”

Mike Donehey, former lead vocalist for Christian band Tenth Avenue North, wrote the message, “I’m so sorry guys. Praying for supernatural comfort and space to grieve.”

Worship leader Kim Walker Smith said, “Oh Mike I am so sorry. Praying for you all right now—May the Holy Spirit bring comfort and peace in the middle of this. Love you all!”

Stars Go Dim, a side project that was started by former members of popular Christian rock band Pillar, shared their sympathy for Jay’s passing, saying, “So sorry for this tremendous loss. Sending love and prayers to you all.”

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