It is with heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Mike Cross. One of the musical architects and founding member of Sponge. His influence and talent will be missed.

Posted by Sponge on Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Mike Cross of Sponge has passed away. The sad news comes just a few weeks after his 57th birthday.

Sponge announced the news on their official Facebook page, stating, “It is with heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Mike Cross. One of the musical architects and founding member of Sponge. His influence and talent will be missed.” View the full post above.

Our hearts and prayers are with Cross’ family and friends during this difficult time.

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