Like Paul Stanley, lead singer of the metal band KISS, announced on Facebook last week, his personal guitar technician Francis “Fran” Stueber died on October 16 at the age of 52 – “suddenly and unexpectedly”, allegedly from Covid-19. Stueber, who left behind his wife and three children, had been a close personal companion and friend of the entire band for twenty years. Since 2002 he had been on all of KISS and Stanley’s tours. Besides that was also for the band Offspring employed.
With Francis Stueber, the next well-known contemporary joins the barely manageable number of those who died of Covid-19 despite double vaccinations. Here, too, it is not clear whether he died “with or from” the virus, had a serious pre-existing or secondary illness or fell victim to one of the still completely unknown consequences of the vaccination, thus the timing “with or at” the vaccination blessed.
Band and crew “fully” vaccinated
Just recently had KISS proudly communicated to their fans via social media, the band and the whole crew around them have been vaccinated, “To protect everyone as much as possible at every show and between shows”. It was also not forgotten to mention that the vaccinations were given independently and of course “of their own free will”. In addition, on tours there is always a “Covid safety protocol officer“Was present to ensure that the Covid guidelines were adhered to.
Several diseases in a vaccine-like band
It does not seem to have achieved much; in any case, all the effort couldn’t prevent both Stanley and also his bandmate Gene Simmons suffered from Covid independently of each other in August and September. Unlike Stueber, both survived the disease unscathed. Before that, Simmons in particular had vehemently advocated compulsory vaccination. The reference to the right of every individual to decide for himself about his body, he had even dismissed as “idiotic”. It is doubtful whether the death of his band colleague Fran Stueber made him rethink.