December 28, 2009

Another Musician Dead


"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.




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8 comments:

Erin said...

Seriously!? They are one of our favorites, too. We saw them last year. Wow. So sad!

Metalhead said...

That's really a sad and useless death.

Barbara aka Layla said...

Erin, that's right!! I remember. Very sad. Makes my heart break. Hits close to home...

bearockr said...

I heard the news.... I feel for the guy .... He was really soooo young ! Too bad.... May he R.I.P ....

metalodyssey said...

Heaven needed a great drummer, "The Rev" was called upon... I give the deepest condolences to his family, friends and Avenged Sevenfold.

Barbara aka Layla said...

Erin, I just emailed you somehow I forgot you left this comment. Am I losing it or what?

bearockr, extremely sad.

metalodyssey, that's a beautiful way to look at it. Have you seen my other blog about musicians who have died? Imagine all of them in a huge band in heaven....

CTVicky said...

Really sad. I never listened to their music but so many famous and talented people have died this year. I really hope 2010 is better in this respect.

Barbara aka Layla said...

Vicky, I hope so too!

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