03/28/2013 10:31 EDT | Updated 03/28/2013 10:36 EDT

Jay Smith Dead: Sam Roberts, Joel Plaskett, Arkells, Sheepdogs React To Guitarist's Death (TWITTER)

Jay Smith Twitter

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: