Slightly unrelated to your average Icarus Line related news, but ‘The Rev’ – aka Jimmy Owen Sullivan as the drummer from Avenged Sevenfold – has died. Apparently he died from “natural causes”, although the Orange County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death.
As some of you may remember, the reason as to why I am mentioning Avenged Sevenfold here is because The Captain singlehandedly took on all five members of that band backstage at the Reading/Leeds festival in the UK.
Regardless of how badass The Captain and The Icarus Line are, and even though I don’t like Avenged Sevenfold, it is rather sad to hear of such an untimely demise. No-one deserves to die, and my thoughts go out to Jimmy Owen Sullivan’s family and friends.
Jimmy’s bandmates from Avenged Sevenfold have posted the following message online:
“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.”