Former UFO and Diamond Head drummer Robbie France has died, aged 52, after reportedly suffering a ruptured aorta. Diamond Head has made the following statement on the band's official website: "It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Robbie France on Saturday 14th January. Robbie was the drummer for Diamond Head drummer from 1983 to 1985."

No further details have yet been revealed.

[Also thanks to Rog-Mothoth for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Diamond Head
Posted: 17.01.2012 by JD


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3rdWorld - 17.01.2012 at 12:13  
R.I.P...well what else do u xpect?? 2012 is shitty.. yeah yeah... everybody dies every year..
Lethean - 17.01.2012 at 12:53  
Darrn! just read it
Bad English - 17.01.2012 at 14:33  
Boxcar Willy - 17.01.2012 at 17:17  
2012... please stop.
BlankFile - 17.01.2012 at 18:01  
Iron Nostarion - 17.01.2012 at 18:17  
R.I.P. Robbie. :[
Mattybu - 17.01.2012 at 20:09  

Troy Killjoy - 18.01.2012 at 01:13  
Another one bites the dust. Condolences to the family.
RavenKing - 18.01.2012 at 01:57  
Sad. And he wasn't old.

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