Tag: Cause Of Death

Former Lacuna Coil Guitarist Passes Away

Lacuna Coil‘s vocalist Cristina Scabbia announced today that former bandmate and guitarist Claudio Leo, who played with the band from 1995-1998 (including a performance on the band’s demo under the moniker Ethereal and the 1998 self-titled EP) has passed away. The cause of death was not disclosed and no other information was offered so far. …

RIGOR MORTIS Guitarist Passes Away

Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away early this morning during the band’s show in Fort Worth. Apparently, Scaccia passed out on stage during the performance and was found to have no pulse. No official cause of death has yet to be announced, but it appears to have been an apparent heart attack. Scaccia was …

BEYOND THE BRIDGE Guitarist/Keyboardist Passes Away

German progressive metal band Beyond the Bridge announced the devastating loss of keyboardist/guitarist Simon Oberender today. The cause of death was not announced. Less than two weeks ago, Oberender performed with the band at ProgPower USA in Atlanta in the band’s first ever performance in the United States (a review of the performance can be …

BRIAN JACK of CHILD’s PLAY Passes Away

Reports coming out of Baltimore, Maryland reveal that Child’s Play vocalist Brian Jack has died. No details on the cause of death have been stated as of yet. Former Child’s Play bandmate and drummer John Allen posted the following on Facebook, “I am completely shocked and saddened by the death of Brian Jack. He was …

GWAR Guitarist Cause of Death Revealed

A few weeks back,  GWAR guitarist Corey Smoot was found in his bunk dead while the band was on tour.  The autopsy report has revealed: We have finalized the autopsy report and death certificate. I have determined that Cory died from a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease. So, Corey …

GWAR: The Show Must Go On

GWAR decided to go ahead and do something which must have been incredibly difficult.  They have decided that they will go ahead and play a show at the Edmonton Event Centre. Cory Smoot was found dead as the U.S. band was about to enter Canada on Thursday morning, according to Gwar’s frontman. “It is with …

COREY SMOOT “Flattus Maximus” of GWAR Found Dead

It’s another shitty day.  We’ve lost another metalhead in our community.  Corey Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus, of GWAR was found dead today in his motel room.  MetalSucks got the official word from GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus): It is with a sense of profound loss and tragedy that the members of GWAR must …

JANI LANE’s Cause of Death Revealed

It’s been almost 2 months now since the loss of 47-year-old Jani Lane and the coroners office have released his cause of death as acute alcohol poisioning. On August 11, Lane’s body was found in a Comfort Inn motel in L.A. Said his website, “Jani will be missed by all. Very unexpected and tragic news …

UPDATE: Rock Community Loses JANI LANE

UPDATE:  There’s been a small statement made on Jani Lane’s (John Kennedy Oswald) personal website which states: Jani will be missed by all. Very unexpected and tragic news of his untimely death. Jani just wrote the updated bio (himself) and had been recording lots of new music. God bless him. Do make sure that you …

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr died in Utah

TMZ.com is reporting that former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr has died in Utah. Starr was 44 years old. According to TMZ, police found his body in a Salt Lake City, Utah home earlier today. No information on the cause of death has yet been made available. ABC News 4 in Salt Lake City …

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