News broke on Aug. 17 that Edward "Felix" McTeigue, one of the songwriters behind Florida Georgia Line's airplay hit "Anything Goes" and Lori McKenna's Grammy award-nominated "Wreck You," passed away on July 24 following complications from surgery. He was 48 years old.
The Brooklyn, New York-based singer-songwriter released the albums Felix McTeigue, Radio Perfecto and The New Deal (under the moniker FDR) and recorded with the band Filo before transitioning to a record producer role for such acts as sami.the.great.
"I'm absolutely stunned to learn of the passing of my friend Felix McTeigue," Enderlin wrote on Facebook. "I just talked to him last month catching up on quarantine life, creativity and family. He was such an amazing artist and writer and spirit. I wrote some of my favorite songs with him including some I've recorded -- 'Baby Sister,' 'Run Baby Run' and 'The Queen of Marina del Rey.'"
"We always wrote great songs together," adds Tompkins (as quoted by Music Row). "The first time we met, we were instant friends. I'm so thankful for the good times we had and the beautiful songs." McTeigue and Tompkins collaborations include FGL's "Anything Goes" and Canadian artist Dallas Smith's "Jumped Right In."
McTeigue was born into the music industry as the son of Maggie Roche, a member of sibling trio The Roches. He's also a cousin of Lucy Wainwright Roche.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for McTeigue's wife Elizabeth and their children.
"It is difficult to comprehend a world without Ed's voice and a world where he is not with Liz and their children," reads the GoFundMe campaign's description. "If you've visited Ed and Liz at their home in Vermont or at their apartment in the East Village and later Brooklyn, you were surrounded by warmth, love, music, and amazing home cooked meals."