former member: Kevin Mills
purpose, position: bass guitar
- full name: Kevin Mills
- birthday: March 7, 1968
- birthplace: Louisville, KY, USA
- day of death: December 3, 2000 (traffic
accident), in Hollywood, CA, USA (he was riding his motorcycle in Hollywood,
crashed into a truck, and died of head wounds at the local hospital)
- he was only 32 when he died...
- origin: USA
- marriage: former married but he got divorced
sometime in 1997
- children: none
- was known for: being a really likeable
guy - was always very gracious
in most-times cut-throat biz
- left behind many friends in the music industry
- Newsboy since/until: October of 1992
until the end of 1994 / or beginning of 1995 (?)
- Newsboys song contributions: none
- on there: on one CD album & video
- got to join the band: he was the successor
of longtime bass guitar player Sean Taylor
- got to left the band: he became the road
manager for the Christian rock group Whiteheart
- band before the Newsboys: Noisy
Little Sunbeams (opened five dates for the Newsboys in 1992/93)
- band after the Newsboys: Whiteheart
(road manager for the band after he left Newsboys, he then left Whiteheart
but returned back as the new bass player, member of the live band and
as a somewhat "special contributor" for the band, it seems
that he was the road manager then until the years 1996/97)
- Kevin also was a member of the 'Screen Actors Guild' and appeared
on TV in "An Inconvenient Woman" in 1991.
- he later pursued an actor career in Hollywood
- He died to all our surprise in a traffic accident in Hollywood on
the 3rd December of 2000 when he was on the road with his motor bicycle...
an newspaper article about it...
- Newsboys singer Peter Furley has released a statement regarding the
death of former Newsboys bassist Kevin Mills: »We are deeply
saddened by the loss of Kevin Mills,« said the statement (released
on Friday Dec. 15, 2000). »He was a vital part of the Newsboys'
history and remained a close friend. Our hearts pour out to his family
and are prayers are with them. He will be deeply missed.«
- read an
interesting article by Charlie Peacock-Ashworth entitled "Coda"
about some experiences he had with Kevin