Kansas violinist, singer Robby Steinhardt, dies at 71


TOPEKA (KSNT) – Rock violinist and singer, Robert Steinhardt, known for his work with the group Kansas from 1973 to 1982 and from 1997 to 2006 has died.

The website Louder reported the Lawrence native has died after a short illness.

“We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure. Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios. A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved,” Cindy Steinhardt, his wife, wrote on her Facebook page.

Steinhardt, was as a founding member and original violinist and vocalist for the rock band Kansas.

“He died in my arms at 6:30pm Saturday July 17, 2021,” Cindy Steinhardt wrote.

Steinhardt was born May 25, 1950
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