From the Dallas Observer:
Last night in New York, Curtis lost a year-long battle with cancer at the age of 35 ... After he announced his Lymphoblastic Lymphoma diagnosis in February, musicians from Texas, Oklahoma and New York alike rallied around Curtis. The Polyphonic Spree, The Strokes, and Devendra Banhart were just a few notable names who participated in fundraising events for Curtis this year.
Curtis will be missed tremendously by the city of Dallas. In memoriam, we leave you with a quote from Polyphonic Spree's Tim Delaughter that was published in a collection of messages of hope and support for Curtis in Filter Magazine this October.
"Benny B. Sweet Benny B. I will always, always cherish those times and the ones still to come."
Sad when a person who brought joy through music passes at a young age. He will be missed.