David Ellenburg, the guitarist for Greensboro, N.C.-based band Dogbane, died of complications due to a stroke. He was just 47.

Ellenburg died Monday, July 30. His passing was peaceful and he was surrounded by his friends and family, which is obviously one of the most comfortable ways to pass from this life to the next. He leaves behind a wife and children, as well.

The band posted a heartfelt eulogy for Ellenburg, which in part states, "Dave was a great many things to a lot of people, a husband, a father, and a creative force behind Dogbane. Most importantly, he was our friend."