Not too long ago American Head Charge announced that Chad had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The exact illness wasn’t specified but the band began to plan a memorial and benefit show to pay for Chad’s final expenses. Sunday, November 26th at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. American Head Charge will be rocking the mainroom for a very special cause. All the profits from their merchandise that day will go to Chad Hanks and his family towards his medical expenses. It was announced that Chad had passed away this weekend after his battle with a terminal disease. School Of Rock Eden Prairie stated “Chad Hanks, a dear man, wonderful person and former teacher passed away this morning after a health battle he’s been fighting. He touched the lives of more people than anyone could imagine. He was a kind and patient teacher, an incredible musician and he cared deeply about everyone in the School of Rock family. Though I am tremendously sad that the world has lost such a great person I am also happy that he is no longer suffering.” Our thoughts are with his friends, family and bandmates. RIP Chad Hanks!