Last in Line bassistens Jimmy Bains dödsorsak har presenterats.
Den forne DIO och Rainbow-medlemmen dog den 23:e januari ombord på Def Leppards “Hysteria On The High Seas”-kryssning i lungcancer. Last In Line skulle ha spelat på kryssningen. Han blev 68 år gammal.
Hans bandmedlem Vinny Appice berättar att han visste inte om lungcancern, dock fick han behandling för lunginflammation när han dog. Appice berättar:
“The medical examiner report states the official cause of death was lung cancer. Jimmy didn’t know he had lung cancer, but he did know he had pneumonia and was receiving treatment for it. “This didn’t stop him or slow him down, we had four rehearsals four hours a day, then a flight to Miami for the Def Leppard rock cruise. A pre-sail gig and sound check was scheduled for the following day. At the gig Jimmy played great and even sang that night while holding a heavy bass guitar on his back, never complaining or asking for help.
“Next day we preceded to board the cruise ship for a five-day voyage of which we were scheduled to play Sunday, the fourth day.
“That gig never happened as Jimmy passed away in his cabin the night before. We were devastated.”
Appice tillägger: “Jimmy was a trooper, he gave his all to the band he loved, the music he loved and the fans. He didn’t want to let anyone down.
“We were all looking forward to being on the road and playing together again, there was such a magic between us. Our prayers go out to his family and so many friends and fans who will miss the amazing person that was Jimmy Bain.”