Kansas violinist Robby Steinhardt passed away aged 71

Kansas founding member, violinist and singer Robby Steinhardt has sadly died, aged 71, of complications from acute pancreatitis, July 17 2021.

 

In a short statement, his family announced: “Robert Eugene Steinhardt, was well recognised as a founding member and original violinist and vocalist for the rock band Kansas. His violin and vocals on, Dust in The WindPoint Of No Return and Carry On Wayward Son, have etched Robby a solid place in rock history. Robby had been recording his new album with producer Michael Franklin, who put together an all-star cast of famous musicians in support of Robby’s comeback. Steinhardt was very proud of this project, slated for release in late 2021. He had begun rehearsals for a national tour when he became ill. Robby is survived by his wife Cindy, and daughter Becky. Steinhardt was 71 years old. He will be deeply missed by all he knew and his music will last forever. A memorial will be announced in the future.”