Clifford “Tiff” Garcia Passes Away at 79

September 11, 2017

Clifford “Tiff” Garcia, the older brother of Jerry Garcia, has reportedly passed away at the age of 79. Deadheadland reported the passing on their Facebook page. 

Many may know Tiff as claiming responsibility for his younger brother losing his finger in a wood chopping accident. Garcia recalled that day in a 1991 interview with Rolling Stone.

“My brother Tiff and I were chopping wood,” Garcia remembered. “And I would pick up the pieces of wood, take my hand away, pick up another piece, and boom! It was an accident. My brother felt perfectly awful about it.” 

A cause of death is currently unknown.