Ed Sheeran's touring partner Ben Kweller's son, 16, dies in car accident

Ed Sheeran’s touring partner Ben Kweller announced the death of his 16-year-old son following a fatal car accident.

The father paid tribute to the late teenager, revealing that he was a ‘true legend’ with a ‘gentle soul’. 

In a statement Ben said: ‘Our son, Dorian Zev Kweller, was killed last night. He was only 16 and he was a true legend.

‘Kindest, gentle soul, a friend to all. If you knew him, you know. We’ll never get over him as long as we’re here on earth. 

‘Please keep his spirit alive with your memories and the music he made. Dorian Zev wrote and recorded songs every day. 

‘A true poet from the day he started speaking. Only a few of his recordings were released but he was on a path and excited about his journey. He had so many plans!!! 

‘His first gig was in two weeks, at SXSW. My last text with him was about the merch he wanted to make. 

‘My baby boy was at the starting line with so much life ahead of him… I have no idea why things like this happen. 

‘We’re in complete shock and don’t know what the future holds. Lizzy, Judah, and I have no idea how to deal with this disaster.’

The budding musician’s mother Liz penned a private social media post that confirmed he died in a car accident on February 27, according to Variety.

At this time is is still unclear exactly how the teenager died but his record label – The Noise Room – added that his death was caused by a ‘tragic event’.

Kweller was the eldest son of Ben and Liz and is survived by his parents and his younger brother, Judah. 

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