Susan Young Cause of Death: James “JY” Young of STYX mourns the loss of his wife of 50 years, Susan Young.
What happened to Susan Young?
James “JY” Young’s wife Susan passed away on November 10th. Susan Young was a co-founder and guitarist for STYX. Susan’s passing was reported earlier today via a message on STYX’s social media.
“It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the news that Susan Young died away on November 10th, 2022,” the message begins.
She died quietly at home with James “JY” Young, her loving husband of 50 years, by her side.
Susan Young Cause of Death
“Susie was a passionate supporter of her husband’s STYX rock ‘n’ roll career. She frequently traveled for years at a time with him and the STYX band so that they could be together. She was a never-ending source of support and “wardrobe suggestions.” Susie and JY were genuinely inseparable.
Everyone loved Susie, and she will always be remembered. James revealed to Creative Loafing in June of last year that his wife “had a stroke several years back. She is immobile. She isn’t paralyzed on her right side, but she essentially has no use for her right arm or leg. Therefore, Susan Young cause of death was determined as a past deteriorating illness.
The band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe, released “Crash Of The Crown,” their most recent studio album, in June 2021.
The LP was written by the renowned rockers before the pandemic and was recorded amid the difficult coronavirus situation.
When asked by Creative Loafing why he hasn’t been composing as much for STYX lately, James responded: “Honestly, it’s my commitment to my better half, who’s been with me through thick and thin dating back to the beginning of STYX, which was February 22, 1972, when we signed the first recording contract.
James Young recalling his wife’s memories
My wife and I were dating at the time, and we moved in together before we were married, which alarmed my extremely traditional parents. Later that year, we got married. Then, the debut STYX album was released, I obtained a respectable job, and things started to go our way.
However, the epidemic just kind of knocked her for a loop, and I felt like I had to stay at her side. I had a vague notion that my professional days were numbered.
The good news is that I sort of fit in with the band, though. Because my grandfather owned a construction business, I dealt with lawyers and accountants regularly because I was raised in a family of entrepreneurs.
So, he said, “you’ve got to know what you need.” “You must obtain insurance, and submit tax returns and other government papers, among other things.
I’ve always been the band’s de facto co-leader; it’s just that my creative output has dipped recently. But Tommy Shaw—guitar, vocals—brought in Lawrence Gowan—vocals, keyboards—because he’s a fantastic player and writer. And in Nashville, Will [Evankovich, on guitar] and Tommy are just sitting there together. Therefore, those guys are constantly writing.”