Sunday, November 9, 2014

Athon from Black Tusk Dies in Motorcycle Accident


More sad news to report as another loss has hit the metal community. Athon of Black Tusk has died after sustaining "irreparable brain damage" in a motorcycle accident.

He was 32 years old.

The remaining two members of Black Tusk addressed the death of their bandmate in a Facebook post, stating:

"It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made him proud."

I know I'm not the only one tired of hearing about death and dead endings everywhere you turn in the metal world. We are all ready for some good news, for once.

Journey well to Valhalla, Athon. Your music will live on.

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