We've lost another musical soul yesterday in the drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, James "The Rev" Owen Sullivan. At 28 years old, he was found around 1 pm local time in Huntington Beach by firefighters in his home. It is believed that he died by natural causes.
He was one of the founding members of the band at it's inception in 1999 and was very much loved. The rest of the members of the band have released a statement which can be found below:
"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.
M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ"