Drummer Jimmy Sullivan is Dead at 28

Avenged Sevenfold drummer dead: Jimmy Sullivan, drummer for the band Avenged Sevenfold, is dead at the age of 28. Reports indicate that it appears as if the drummer died of natural causes, although his death is being investigated.

The band, Avenged Sevenfold, was founded in 1999. Sullivan, a.k.a. “The Rev” or “The Reverend Tholomew Plague”, was one of the co-founders. The band has recently tried to live down their reputation for debauchery, after a gruesome video clip shot by the band shot for “A Little Piece of Heaven” – a song about mass murder and necrophilia.

The inspiration for Avenged Sevenfold are bands such as Iron Maiden and Guns and Roses. The band played at Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzfest in 2006, and toured with Buckcherry in 2008.

It’s always sad to see those who are so young pass away. This is the second young individual to die of apparent natural causes in the last two weeks. The other young individual was, of course, Brittany Murphy.

Avenged Sevenfold came to Nashville back in March of 2009 along with Buck Cherry and Papa Roach. Fans that made the journey to the Sommet Center to see the band and their drummer are now mourning the loss of someone that is considered one of the best drummers of all times.

A video clip below was aired back in May 2009 in LA and discusses Avenged Sevenfold’s plans for new music.

ABC News

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