Avenged Sevenfold drummer found dead

Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen Sullivan, more commonly known as The Rev, has died at the age of 28. Sullivan was found at his home in Orange County, California on Monday, December 28, he appears to have died of natural causes, but The Orange County Coroner’s Office is investigating the circumstances of the death.

The following statement was released on the band’s website by vocalist M Shadows, bassist Johnny Christ and guitarists Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates:

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.

Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.

We love you.

M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ”

The thoughts of EspyRock are with Sullivan’s friends, family and bandmates.


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