Avenged Sevenfold - Drummer Dead At 28

James Owen Sullivan, drummer and backup vocalist for Avenged Sevenfold, has been found dead at his home in Southern California, authorities have confirmed.

Police Lt. John Domingo said the 28-year-old Sullivan, who went by the stage name "The Rev", appears to have died of natural causes on Monday in Huntington Beach. Police were notified by firefighters who had responded to Sullivan's home about 1 p.m. The Orange County coroner's office is investigating the death.

Avenged Sevenfold formed in Huntington Beach in 1999 - Sullivan was a member from the beginning - and won Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006. According to their MySpace page, the five-man metalcore band was working on their fifth album.

The band released the following statement expressing their sadness: "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."

Source: ocregister.com
Band profile: Avenged Sevenfold
Posted: 29.12.2009 by Thryce

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06.01.2010 - 16:59
Written by Guest on 04.01.2010 at 22:33

Death is not a tragedy, death is reality. I think that it's pretty fucked up that people have become so detached from reality that they think the death of some random rockstar who they've never even met is a tragedy. People die all the time, I don't see why this guy's death is any more tragic than that of a random junkie.

Yea I revised my statement a bit =)

But ofcourse, death is reality. At least Jimmy Sullivan did something with his life, instead of spending it as a random junkie.
This one goes to 11
15.01.2010 - 22:25
Doc G.
Full Grown Hoser
Written by vikingman369 on 29.12.2009 at 17:31

To all you pop-metal fans who say A7X sucks...fick dich! (don't know what that means? then you're dumb as well as narrow-minded)

farewell jimmy. may you, Cliff Burton, Randy Rhoads, Quorthon and all the other dead greats jam out in metal-heaven forever!

Easily one of the best posts I've ever read.

I hate to break it to you viking guy, but A7X is pop metal...
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01.08.2010 - 23:35
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Darth Satanious on 30.12.2009 at 05:21

Where do people go when neither Heaven or Hell want you?

Checkout my band here!
09.08.2010 - 10:49
I love how everyone is sooo critical on a sound of a band metal is an attitude and a7x was metal.

and also ppl saying that jimmys death wasnt tragic well in the long run his passing will always be a bigger impact than any of yours...

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