Published May 21, 2019Jake Black, a co-founder of the band Alabama 3 and composer of the theme song for The Sopranos, passed away today.
Thought details are scarce, the news was confirmed via the Alabama 3 Facebook page with a statement:
Early this afternoon, on a beautiful summer's day, our friend, comrade and spiritual teacher, Jake Black AKA The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, passed over to the higher ground. After a magnificent performance at the Highpoint Festival in Lancashire, D.Wayne in his supreme wisdom, decided it was the appropriate moment for his ascencion into the next level.
The transition was painless and peaceful. He was surrounded by brothers Larry Love, L.B. Dope, The Spirit, Jonny Jamm and Sister Therese Mullan.
We are heartbroken.
All that remains for us, at this moment, is to carry out his precise instructions regarding the continuation of his teachings as a First Minister of The Presleyterian Church of Elvis The Divine, and continue The Great Work.
His last words, which we have yet to decipher, were "Tweet Tweet, Possil Fleet".
Alabama 3's 1997 single "Woke Up This Morning" was used as the opening credits for The Sopranos throughout the show's run. The band's music was also used in the films A Life Less Ordinary, Gone in 60 Seconds, 3000 Miles to Graceland and numerous other places throughout pop culture.