RIP Peter Steele (1962-2010)
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 23:11 Written
Reports have been surfacing for the past few hours that TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman PETER STEELE has died. Steele, the towering frontman of the New York-based band, was thought to have died previously after a 2005 message on the band's website featured a photo of a tombstone bearing his name.
The now-notorious incident lead to numerous media reports of his demise, thus the rumors of his death last night were met with skepticism by many, including those of us at Kik Axe.
Sadly, the news of his passing this time looks to be true with FUSE Host Mistress Juliya taking to Twitter with several messages confirming the news. According to Juliya, Steele died of heart failure.
We'll be updating this post with more current information as it surfaces, hopefully with an official announcement from Steele's family or bandmates.
Update 12:39am CST 4/15 - Revolver Editor Brandon Geist is also weighing in:http://twitter.com/BrandonGeist/status/12202995271
Update 1:04am CST 4/15 - Full Metal Jackie is calling it "confirmed":
I Just heard about this tonight! ::confused