Nash the Slash, the Toronto-born experimental rocker whose signature on-stage wardrobe included surgical bandages, has died. He was 66.

His long-time collaborator and friend, Robert Vanderhorst, posted the sad news on Monday on his Facebook page.

"My dear friend and artistic partner, NASH THE SLASH (Jeff Plewman) died this past weekend. March 1948 – May 2014," the post read. Vanderhorst did not say how Plewman died.

Hours after the announcement, fans of the celebrated musician paid tribute to him on social media -- many of them noting his extensive influence on the new wave and avant-garde music scene.

Plewman played a number of instruments but was known primarily for playing the electric violin. Throughout his career, he worked as a solo artist, but enjoyed his greatest commercial success with the experimental rock group FM.

Plewman announced his retirement in 2012 on his website.

"It's time to roll up the bandages," he said. "I'm proud of my remarkable 40-year career in the music biz with not hit (commercial) records."