Montreal music community mourns loss of Brian Mac Smith

The Montreal music community is in mourning after news broke last night that Brian Mac Smith passed away from a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Although Mac Smith was primarily known as the drummer and vocalist of ska/rock band, K-Man and The 45s, many might also recognize him as one of the friendly faces at Steve's Drumshop. Several local musicians even credited him with selling them their first drum kit and for being the reason they took up the sticks.

The news of Mac Smith's passing comes not long after the release of K-Man and The 45s' third self-titled album.

Here are some of the online tributes to Mac Smith: