Lacuna Coil's vocalist Cristina Scabbia announced today that former bandmate and guitarist Claudio Leo, who played with the band from 1995-1998 (including a performance on the band's demo under the moniker Ethereal and the 1998 self-titled EP) has passed away. The cause of death was not disclosed and no other information was offered so far.

The following announcement was issued on Scabbia's official Facebook page: "It's with deep sadness that I inform you all know that our dear friend and ex guitar player Claudio Leo left us. My deepest condolences to his family, close friends and the band Cayne. You will always be remembered for your strenght and positivity. We love you, Claudio."

Claudio Leo was also the founding member of the gothic rock act Cayne in 1999, who also released this message: "Goodbye Claudio. Rest in peace, brother."

[Also thanks to Bad English for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Lacuna Coil
Posted: 17.01.2013 by Cynic Metalhead


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Red_Travis - 17.01.2013 at 20:47  
Lokaeda - 17.01.2013 at 20:58  
Dark Blood - 17.01.2013 at 21:35  
R.I.P. man.
E†han1994 - 17.01.2013 at 23:00  
R.I.P. Mr Leo.
LICH - 17.01.2013 at 23:38  
Dude thats horrible RIP
Lit. - 18.01.2013 at 00:57  
Zender 1.8 - 18.01.2013 at 01:08  
May Your Soul Rest In Peace!!
Jtbmetal123 - 19.01.2013 at 04:00  
Krixiro - 20.01.2013 at 04:50  

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