Taylor Momsen Pays Tribute to Late Band Manager
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The 'Gossip Girl' alum takes to Instagram to post an emotional tribute to Kato Khandwala, whom she dubs her 'best friend.'

AceShowbiz - Actress-turned-rocker Taylor Momsen has paid tribute to her band The Pretty Reckless's manager following his death on Wednesday, April 25. Kato Khandwala passed away from injuries sustained in a motorbike accident, and the former "Gossip Girl" star took to social media on Friday, April 27 to honor her "best friend."

"Ten years ago, while trying to put my band together, through a series of lucky events, I found myself sitting in my apartment on 23rd street in New York City across from two men, who, little did I know, would change the entire direction of my life," she wrote.

"Unlike all the other musicians and producers I had met, here were two longtime best friends, with so much passion for music. They just breathed an infectious and uncompromising love of music," she added. "Their names were Kato and (guitarist) Ben (Phillips). I found myself drawn to their relationship and its musical roots. I wanted to join their world. A few months later, we would start making music together, and two best friends would become three."

"We were inseparable for the next nine years and formed a relationship we all knew would last a lifetime. It was everything. Then on Wednesday night, in a sudden moment, Kato was gone. He was our ringleader, our confidant, my best friend, my family, my musical soulmate. Nothing will be the same without him... and he will never be forgotten," she continued. "I love you, Kato. I will miss you every minute of every day. I don't know what to do without you."

10 years ago, while trying to put my band together, through a series of lucky events, I found myself sitting in my apartment on 23rd street in NYC across from two men, who, little did I know, would change the entire direction of my life. Unlike all the other musicians and producers I had met, here were two longtime best friends, with so much passion, they just breathed an infectious and uncompromising love of music. Their name’s were Kato and Ben. I found myself drawn to their relationship and it’s musical roots, I wanted to join their world. A few months later we would start making music together, and two best friends would become three. We were inseparable for the next 9 years, and formed a relationship we all knew would last a lifetime. It was everything. Then on Wednesday night, in a sudden moment, Kato was gone. He was our ring leader, our confidant, my best friend, my family, my soul mate. Nothing will be the same without him. All the character and music he brought to this world will have a lasting impact, and he will never be forgotten. I love you Kato, I will miss you every minute of every day, I don’t know what to do without you. Thank you all for the outpouring of love as we learn to deal with this tragedy. -Taylor

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As well as producing the band's music and managing The Pretty Reckless, Khandwala also worked with Blondie, Drowning Pool and Papa Roach.

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