The former Negativland member passed away of heart failure on Wednesday (22Jul15) in Oakland, California, according to Billboard.com.

A message on Facebook.com about Joyce's influence on the group reads, "In Don Joyce. Negativland had found its lead vocalist without even realizing they were looking for one.

"It was Don who took the idea of reshaping previously recorded words - in a pre-sampling age - and ran with it to an extent and depth never before heard, and never equalled..."

Joyce worked with the group until 2010.

His death comes six months after bandmate Ian Allen passed away in January (15).