Maple, known as the talented dog who sometimes played instruments in Acoustic Trench’s musical covers, has crossed the rainbow bridge.
Acoustic Trench and Maple became well known online for their short guitar covers on Vine, quickly garnering an audience that followed them even after the six-second video platform shut down.
Acoustic Trench announced in a tweet that Maple has passed away. He wrote: “It is with a heavy heart to write this, Maple passed away last night. Maple has been my best friend over these past 12+ years and the bond we shared is indescribable. I feel so very lucky to have had her in my life. My heart aches. I love you Maple.”
It is with a very heavy heart to write this, Maple passed away last night. Maple has been my best friend over these past 12+ years and the bond we shared is indescribable. I feel so very lucky to have had her In my life. My heart aches. I love you Maple ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pKmCQ3WBdJ
— Trench (@AcousticTrench) June 16, 2021
Condolence messages from fans quickly poured in, with some expressing their thanks for the beautiful musical covers the duo created.
A true 15/10
— hergie409 (@hergie409) June 16, 2021
Me too, i absolutly loved it
— Octave (@Likkyh) June 17, 2021
My heart breaks for you. Thank you so much for allowing us to be apart of her life in some capacity. Sending you so much love.
— anna clendening (@annaclendening) June 16, 2021
Maple lifted my spirits in the toughest years of my life, along with your music. She was my sons favourite video, one of his first five words was 'Mappy' (Maple), and your vines worked wonders to settle him.
Sending so much love to you and Cherry.
Take care, and thank you. 💔
— Đȃɳΐ™ 🤦♀️ 🌈👍 (@TheLadyFiction) June 17, 2021
'Can't stop falling in love' is the first video that introduced me to Maple and you. Her serene presence always made every video more beautiful, more special. Thank you for helping millions of people like me fight their worst days. Thank you, Maple. RIP♥️ Stay strong brother
— Abhilash (@2t0Tango) June 17, 2021
Trench is a multi-instrumentalist known for making musical covers of famous songs. While he has been making covers for years, he doesn’t show his face in his videos because he “never wanted to be famous.” Instead, he prefers for the focus to be on the music, or the instrument— or his dog Maple who he says is the “real star.”
He wasn’t always playing alone in his cover videos though. Maple often accompanied him in his videos and sometimes she even played an instrument. She played the drums for Trench’s covers of “Take On Me” by a-Ha and “Enter Sandman” by Metallica.
When Maple wasn’t playing any instruments, she was chilling in Trench’s cover videos and enjoying the music. One of their most-watched video is Trench’s kalimba cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” with over 30 million views on YouTube.
In this cover video, Maple is seen calmly sitting in the background as the soothing sound of the kalimba plays the tune of the song. This cover is shorter than the others, but the sound of the kalimba combined with Maple’s calmness has gained a lot of attention.
Rest in peace, Maple. Thank you for sharing your musical talent to the world. You will be missed.
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