Legendary Kansas violinist Robby Steinhardt passes away July 17, 2021 in Tampa, Florida

Legendary Kansas violinist Robby Steinhardt passes away July 17, 2021 in Tampa, Florida

The Steinhardt Family announces the passing of legendary musician Robby Steinhardt.

Robert Eugene Steinhardt, was well recognized as a founding member and original violinist and vocalist for the rock band Kansas.

His violin and vocals on, “Dust in The Wind”, “Point Of No Return” and “Carry On My Wayward Son”, have etched Robby a solid place in rock history.

Robby had been recording his new album with producer Michael Franklin, who put together an all-star cast of famous musicians in support of Robby’s comeback.

Steinhardt was very proud of this project, slated for release in late 2021. He had begun rehearsals for a national tour when he became ill.

Robby is survived by his wife Cindy, and daughter Becky. Steinhardt was 71 years old.

He will be deeply missed by all he knew and his music will last forever. A memorial will be announced in the future.

Photo by: Cindy Steinhardt


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  • R.I.P. to a true rock original. Robby was one of the six original members of the band who became famous as Kansas and his violin playing and lead and harmony vocals were a huge part of their signature sound. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by Wheatheads everywhere. My heart goes out to his family, friends and my fellow fans. This one really hurts. 💔

  • Play your violin and sing unto the Lord a new song, Robby. We shall eventually be there too – through Yahshua/Jesus – to see for ourselves …say, in about 15min. compared to eternity time. (Praying for Cindy and Becky in their mourning.)

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