Jimmy Sullivan, aka “The Rev,” was found dead in his home in Huntington Beach, California, Monday December 28. He was 28 years old.
Police at the scene stated that it appears that he died of natural causes but an autopsy will be performed by the county coroner.
Currently the band was working on their fifth album, a follow-up to 2007’s self-titled album. The new album was due sometime in mid 2010.
I send my condolences to his wife and family.
From the band’s website:
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. 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.
Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.
We love you.
M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ