R.I.P Peter Steele

A consecutive non-show post but I really had to post this 😦

Peter Steele of heavy metal band Type O Negative has died of heart failure at age 48. Steele (born Petrus Ratajczyk), the burly 200cm tall bassist and lead vocalist of the Brooklyn goth-metal band, formed Type O in the early ’90s.

A spokesperson for Type O bandmates Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly confirmed the report to MTV News on Thursday (April 15). And according to CBS News, band manager Mike Renault sent an e-mail saying, “Peter passed away last night. As of now it appears to have been heart failure. That’s all the details we have right now.”

The band’s most recent label, SPV/Steamhammer Records, issued an online statement about Steele’s passing. “It’s with great sadness that we give our condolences to the family and friends of Peter Steele,” it read. “He died on April 14th, 2010. With his bands Carnivore and Type O Negative he achieved cult status and was loved by fans around the world. … The world has lost a charismatic frontman and a very talented person. My condolences go to Peter’s family, friends and the members of his bands.”

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