"James Owen Sullivan, a drummer and backup vocalist for the Southern California band Avenged Sevenfold, was found dead at his home on Monday, authorities have confirmed"
Full story here and here.
This hits home for me because this is one of my son's favorite bands. As some of you know, my son is currently 5 months clean from heroin addiction. He's still in rehab. The challenge of staying clean out in the real world has not hit him yet. How will he take this news? This was the first (only?) band he's ever seen in concert. They are a local band from our area which somehow makes it feel more personal.
DAMN IT! :(
Its kind of ridiculous that the media calls it "natural causes". He was 28 frigging years old. It is not natural to just DIE when your 28, even if there are no drugs involved (which I hope there aren't but statistically speaking....its likely).
My heart goes out to this young man's family, bandmates, friends, and fans. I will add him to my list on Gone But Not Forgotten after I shed a tear and listen to some Avenge Sevenfold in his honor while praying that my son stay's on the right path.