Iain Shedden, the drummer from acclaimed punk band The Saints and music editor at The Australian, has died at the age of 60 the publication has reported. The cause of death has not been reported.
Shedden joined The Australian in 1993 as a sub-editor and rose to be the title’s music editor. He also authored a number of books and still drummed in bands up until his passing.
Editor-in-chief Paul Whittaker today paid tribute to “our much loved and respected colleague” who “was a close friend to many, many people on the paper”.
“He was as brilliant a friend as he was a journalist and will be deeply missed.” he said.
Shedden is survived by his wife of 20 years, Christine, and their children Molly, 18, and Conor, 16.