Drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka of the Polish extreme metal band Decapitated passed away in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old.

Vitek and Decapitated singer Covan (real name: Adrian Kowanek) were hurt in an accident earlier in the week involving Decapitated's tour bus and a truck carrying wood in Gomel, on the Russia/Belarus border. Both musicians reportedly sustained serious head injuries in the collision, which is believed to have been the fault of the band's driver (although this has not yet been officially confirmed).

According to the Polish Internet portal Onet.pl, Vitek underwent trepanation, a form of surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull, and was due to be transported to a hospital in Krakow, Poland for further treatment.

Covan's family released a statement yesterday (Thursday, November 1) that the vocalist's condition had improved. At the time, the vocalist was still said to be at a hospital in Novozybkov, Russia, where he and Vitek were taken following the accident.


Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Decapitated
 
Posted: 02.11.2007 by Marcel H.



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graywolf87 - 08.11.2007 at 09:24  
tragic fucking news...R.I.P
mazakiel - 13.11.2007 at 05:04  
horrible shit
Doc Godin - 13.11.2007 at 08:18  
Tragic news, just watch, everyones gonna become a decapitated fan now.
Tod_Engel - 18.11.2007 at 15:24  
Rest in peace, Vitek! You were good!
amarchand - 24.02.2008 at 05:24  
fuckin hell.. i just found out.. i saw em two years ago with nile and hypocrisy, and they were amazing that night.. terrible loss.. well lets hope hes keeping it metal wherever he is now
Murder - 13.09.2008 at 09:26  
wow this band is amazing, so sorry for Vitek

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