Hours after news broke last night regarding the death of Jay Smith, a guitarist in Matt Mays' band and former member of Halifax band Rock Ranger, musicians from across the country took to their Twitter and Facebook accounts to send their condolences.

Here are some of those messages:

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  • Matt Mays

  • Sam Roberts Band

  • The Sheepdogs

  • Joel Plaskett

  • The Meds

  • Arkells

  • Tim Chaisson

  • Two Hours Traffic

  • Jenn Grant

  • Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio 3 Host

  • The Trews

  • Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle

  • Halifax Pop Explosion

  • CBC Radio/TV host Jian Ghomeshi

  • Cristina Martin

  • East Coast Music

  • Carmen Townsend