Avenged Sevenfold's 'The Rev' Dies At 28
December 29, 2009 at 6:55 AM (PT)
Hard rock band AVENGED SEVENFOLD founding member and drummer JAMES 'THE REV' SULLIVAN died unexpectedly on DEC. 28th. Police reports indicate that he died from natural causes, although Sullivan was 28 years oldm reports NOISECREEP.COM.
"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of JIMMY 'THE REV' SULLIVAN," the band said in a statement confirming their drummer's death. "JIMMY was not only one of the world's best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to JIMMY's family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time."
The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER was the first media outlet to report on SULLIVAN's sudden demise. The ORANGE COUNTY CORONER'S OFFICE will be looking into what exactly caused the death.
He is survived by a wife.