By Adam Markovitz
March 01, 2010 at 11:37 PM EST

Bass player Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, 58, best known for his work with Hall and Oates, died Sunday in New York City. “To say that I am shocked is the ultimate understatement,” said Daryl Hall in a statement on the band’s official website. “T-Bone was my musical brother and losing him is like losing my right hand.” A statement from John Oates echoed the sentiment: “I… know in my heart that starting today the Heavenly Band just got one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists of all time and that band will from this day forward sound better than they ever have before.” Wolk’s work as a session musician also appears on recordings by artists like Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Avril Lavigne and Elvis Costello.