Trevor Strnad, the frontman for the beloved death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder, has died. He was 41.
Strnad’s band mates shared the news in an Instagram post Wednesday, writing, “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad.”
The post continues, “Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show.”
The message concludes with the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; no cause of death was announced.
The Black Dahlia Murder released nine albums, spanning from 2003’s Unhallowed to 2020’s Verminous, while becoming staples of the melodic death metal genre.
Many figures of the metal community have already expressed their condolences, including Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, who responded to the post with prayer-hands and broken-heart emojis. Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe, Testament‘s Alex Skolnick and Slayer‘s Gary Holt also commented.
If you are in crisis or know someone in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
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