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Teresa Taylor dies at 60

Musician Teresa Taylor, also known as Teresa Nervosa, has died at 60 after battling lung disease. Taylor was the drummer for Texas punk group Butthole Surfers, which also included Gibby Haynes, King Coffey, Jeff Pinkus and Paul Leary.

“Teresa Taylor passed away peacefully this weekend after a long battle with lung disease,” Butthole Surfers wrote on Instagram, sharing the news with a photo of Taylor.

“She will live in our hearts forever. RIP, dear friend,” they continue.

CherylCurtice, who Billboard identified as Taylor’s partner, also shared the news on Facebook, noting there will be a memorial service “sometime in the future.”

“Teresa passed away clean and sober, peacefully in her sleep, this weekend. She was so brave, even in the face of her horrible disease. We were all fortunate to have her beautiful, strong spirit in our lives. She will be forever missed,” Curtice wrote. “I love you, beloved Teresa.”

Taylor, originally from Texas, joined the band in 1983. She shared the story of how she joined the band in an Instagram video on the band’s page. It all started with a moment of jamming Taylor shared with Haynes. She said that after that bonding moment, Haynes asked if she’d like to join their group to drum with Coffey.

“I was like, ‘Gibby, can you, in my lifetime, can you get me to Paris?’ And he said, ‘Yes, I can,'” Taylor said. “So I called my mom and I said, ‘Mom, my ship’s come in.'”

Taylor drummed in the group between 1983 and 1985 and between 1986 and 1989, after which she took a leave due to seizures she said were due to a brain aneurysm before having brain surgery in 1993, according to Billboard.

She explained why she left to The Austin Chronicle in 2008.

“I didn’t want to leave the band, but I really wasn’t well. I was flipping out, drinking too much and all that,” she said in reflection at the time. She returned to play with the band again in 2009, Billboard reported.

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