Avenged Sevenfold drummer dead at 28

The Rev

Sometime yesterday Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, drummer of popular metal act Avenged Sevenfold, was found dead at his home in Huntington Beach, CA. Initial reports say Sullivan died of natural causes.

“It appeared to be natural causes,” said Lt. John Domingo of the Huntington Beach Police Department. “It’s a coroner’s case.”

“The decedent is a 28-year-old male discovered unresponsive inside of his residence,” the Coroner’s Department stated on its Web site. It said that an “investigation is ongoing.”
Avenged Sevenfold issued a statement on its Web site Monday.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy `The Rev’ Sullivan,” the statement said.

“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 you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Sullivan is survived by his wife, Leana MacFadden.

I have a couple friends who cherish this band. Although I’m not a fan of their sound, I will say that the drumming is pleasantly intense. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.


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