Rock Drummer 'Bam Bam' McConnell Dies
May 29, 2012 at 6:01 PM (PT)
Drummer MARK "BAM BAM" MCCONNELL, who played in former SKID ROW singer SEBASTIAN BACH's solo band for eight years, has died after suffering kidney and liver failure, ANTI MUSIC reports.
McCONNELL was rushed to hospital, where doctors said his organ failures led to brain damage.
BACH called on fans to pray for his "amazing drummer and lifelong friend," but to no avail. The family soon issued the following message:
On MAY 24th, we all lost an amazing, incredibly talented and dedicated musician, MARK "BAM BAM" MCCONNELL. MARK’s passing came as a complete shock to us all. The past few days have been intensely overwhelming in every respect. As his family, our focus has been directed at making sure we keep MARK’s best interests in mind and to follow his wishes. We would like to thank everyone for respecting our privacy and giving us the time we need ..