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Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 07:21 AM

James "The Rev" Sullivan Dies at 28

Just when I thought that all the sad news of the year was over, we’ve lost another talented musician way too young. Avenged Sevenfold drummer and founding member James Owen Sullivan, aka The Rev, passed away at his home in Huntington Beach, CA yesterday, Orange County Register. He was only 28.
Details are scarce at this time, but police say they believe Sullivan’s death to be of natural causes. Barring a revelation of an illness or unusual circumstance, we’re guessing that a more accurate and/or specific cause of death will be released shortly. Meanwhile, the O.C. Coroner’s Office are still investigating and have yet to make an official announcement.
Sullivan is survived by his wife Leana MacFadden, aka Leana Silver or Miss Plague, as well as bandmates Matthew Sanders (M. Shadows), Zachary Baker (Zacky Vengeance), Brian Haner (Synyster Gates), and Jonathan Seward (Johnny Christ). Our thoughts and condolences go out to all those close to The Rev.

anyone a fan? people are dying too young :/

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 08:00 AM

I was so sad to hear this. I loved The Rev. Twenty eight is way too young to die.
I feel so sorry for his family and bandmates.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 11:00 AM

this absolutely killed me and the drummer in my band
the rev was his idol
and its so sad to see him broken up over it and it hurt just as much to know avenged is never gonna be the same

RIP the rev
unquestionably one of the best metal drummers out there. :-[

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 11:17 AM

I can't believe this, he was way too talented and young to die. I'm just shocked. RIP The Rev.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 11:57 AM

Just heard about this before and can't believe it.. Saw A7x live with him and he was extremely talented and had a great voice as well... I hope he rests in peace.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 12:17 PM

oh my god WHAT?!. i can't believe it. :[ so sad.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 12:44 PM

This proper upset me too
The Rev was amazing and quite possibly one of the greatest drummers ever.
A7X are not gonna be the same again.

Man, 2009 sucks majorly.
and yes, people are dying too young ='[

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 02:18 PM

I heard this and I was so gutted. I honestly can't believe it.
Avenged Sevenfold will never be the same, and like everyone has said, 28 is far too young to die. Whats going on?! Eurgh.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 03:21 PM

I don't typically listen to metal but i'm sure The Rev was an amazing talent in his own right. It's so sad to hear of another death at such a young age!

& it's just like she's in another world.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 03:33 PM

Talk about shocking.

I was surprised when Michael Jackson died, but... he was 50, and was (albeit talented) a messed up guy, and had some health issues. But The Rev is 28. It's so sad that he's passed away at such a young age. RIP

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 03:36 PM

Avenged Sevenfold was one of the first bands I really got into.
The Rev was a huge factor in determining what kind of music I listen to now, the only reason I don't still listen to Avenged is because I wasn't a fan of the vocals, but The Rev had talent.

My cousin's friend opened for them a few years ago. Said they were nice guys.
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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 04:05 PM

Whoa whoa, Natural Causes? At 28? Bullshit.

Come on, I loved this guy, but what exactly is "natural causes"?

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 04:33 PM

This really shocked me. A7X are one of my favourite bands and I've always loved the rev.
Wore one of my A7X t-shirts today for him

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 04:53 PM

I never really got into Avenged Sevenfold, but I'm sure he was a great drummer. Twenty eight is far too young to die RIP.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 08:37 PM

He died far too young ='(
I'm not a fan of A7X but I was so shocked to hear this. It's really tragic.
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Re: Rev Dies - December 29th 2009, 08:49 PM

Maybe my memory is shit, but this year there seems to have been a ridiculous amount of famous people dying young.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 30th 2009, 04:26 AM

Wow... Was not expecting this at all.

That's a horrible thing to happen to the band; Rev was a huge part of A7X. He definitely will not be easy to replace. So talented...

Now listening to Pinkly Smooth won't be as joyous as it used to be. I loved his voice. Shame he's gone. : /
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Re: Rev Dies - December 30th 2009, 04:39 AM

He was so so so young.

And such a good drummer.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 30th 2009, 04:54 AM

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Re: Rev Dies - December 30th 2009, 05:10 AM

Even if A7X isn't my favorite band (they are pretty awesome though), the one thing that stood out was the drummer (Almost Easy for example, amazing drums). The world just lost an amazingly talented drummer. RIP Rev.

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Re: Rev Dies - December 30th 2009, 03:22 PM

I don't know much about the rev nor avenged sevenfold (although I have listened to some of their songs) but dying at 28 as a "rock star" due to natural causes, to me always seems suspicious. As the adage goes, "sex, drugs and rock'n'roll". Even if it does get found out that he died from non-natural causes, I'm not sure if they would publish it in its entirety.
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Re: Rev Dies - December 30th 2009, 10:46 PM

This year just needs to be over with! It's been such a bad year for famous people! I'd be scared if I was famous!

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