Paul Raven Found Dead
October 22, 2007 at 7:48 AM (PT)
MINISTRY's bassist PAUL RAVEN was found dead TODAY in a private home in a small FRENCH village on the SWISS border. Initial reports indicate RAVEN's passing was due to a heart attack. RAVEN (known also for his work with KILLING JOKE and PRONG) was in GENEVA working with FRENCH recording artists TREPONEM PAL on their new release, with MARCO NEVES, TED PARSONS (PRONG) and members of THE YOUNG GODS.
States MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN, "I am in total shock. The world of music is a sadder, emptier place. Not only was RAVEN an extraordinary talent, but one of my closest dearest friends. Our condolences and prayers go to his immediate family. He will be truly missed by artists, musicians and his fans the world over."