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Lindsey Renee Lagestee of Dixie Crush dies at 25

Lindsey Renee Lagestee of Dixie Crush dies at 25


Lindsey Renee Lagestee, the 25-year-old lead female vocalist of the country music band Dixie Crush, died days after being hit by a car on her way to a Valentine’s Day performance at the Firewater Saloon in Chicago. The sad news was confirmed through the band’s official Facebook page.

Dixie Crush also known as “the Midwest’s Ultimate Country Party Band,” acknowledged Lagestee as a founding member of the group in 2015. According to the group, she is “incredible performer, great friend, and the best bandmate.” Reports said that the singer died last Monday, three days after the accident.

“Above and beyond her beautiful voice, Lindsey just had a way of connecting with every audience leaving an indelible impression. Not only would she give an amazing performance, but after every show, Lindsey would come offstage, take time to meet anyone who wanted to say hi, take pictures, and build friendships,” the band said on Facebook.

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Dixie Crush said it had played more than 250 shows over the past five years.

“Like a true professional, it made no difference to Lindsey whether we were playing to 40,000 people at Arlington Racecourse, a few thousand people at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont, a few hundred people at a community festival, or the last 25 patrons at 1:00am at a club, Lindsey cherished every moment on stage and put her heart and soul into every song…every performance,” the group added.

“To our Dixie Crush family, aka the #CrushCrew, thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support these past few days,” the statement reads. “Some of you may have already heard the terrible news, but It is with the heaviest of hearts, we sadly share that Lindsey Renee passed away on Monday due to complications from the accident last Friday. Our hearts are broken over this senseless tragedy.”

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Lagestee was also a published pharmacist and graduated with a doctorate in pharmacy from Midwestern University, according to her obituary.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe for Lagestee’s family was set up by a friend of the band to help with expenses for her funeral, which will be held on Feb. 22 in Lansing, Illinois.
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