Bill Bumgardner, trummis i Lord Mantis (och tidigare i Indian) är död. Nära vänner till Bumgardner uppger att dödsorsaken är självmord.
Ken Sorceron i bandet Abigail Williams var den som först skrev om den tragiska händelsen på nätet.
Från Sorcerons facebooksida:
“Coming to terms with some sad news tonight. My ex bandmate, Bill Bumgardner, of whom I played with in Lord Mantis took his life today.
Our musical partnership didn’t end in the most pleasant way and I never got around to reaching out to bury the hatchet, which is sad.
My Sincere condolences to his family, friends and those who made music with him.
I had some great times with the dude and those are the ones I’ll choose to remember.”
Lord Mantis skriver på sin facebooksida:
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Bumgardner – loyal friend, drummer for Indian, Burning Churches, and founding member of Lord Mantis. He passed away yesterday, October 9th, at 35 years young. All of us were incredibly fortunate to call him our friend and bandmate, and we will miss his humor and his unwavering commitment to his music. RIP, brother, you will be missed.”
Bumgardners sista inspelning med Lord Mantis blev den hyllade EP’n “Nice Teeth Whore” som släpptes tidigare i år. Bill Bumgardner blev endast 35 år gammal.