Steve Grimmett, the longtime singer of UK steel band Grim Reaper, has died on the age of 62. The unhappy information was reported on social media by each his brother and his son, with no reason for loss of life reported as of but.
After the band initially shaped in 1979 as a part of the brand new wave of British heavy steel, guitarist Nick Bowcott basically re-formed Grim Reaper with Grimmett on lead vocals in 1982. The band launched three albums: See You in Hell (1983), Worry No Evil (1985), and Rock You to Hell (1987).
After their breakup in 1988, they regained notoriety when their movies had been featured on Beavis & Butt-Head within the Nineties.
Grimmett re-formed the band with out Bowcott as Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper in 2006, and so they had been lively till the current day. Throughout the group’s second chapter, they launched two extra albums: Strolling within the Shadows (2016) and On the Gates (2019).
In 2017, whereas on tour in South America, Grimmett suffered an an infection in his proper leg, which needed to be partially amputated. He continued to tour and report with the band, and had introduced in early 2022 that Grim Reaper had been engaged on a brand new album.
His brother Mark Grimmett wrote, “It’s with nice disappointment and a really heavy coronary heart that I’ve to inform you all as lots of you understand him my very proficient brother Steve Grimmett very sadly handed away immediately, my coronary heart goes out to Millie his spouse my Mum and Dad, Russell, Sami and Ethan.”
His son Russell added, “Sadly, our dad handed away immediately and leaves an enormous gap on the earth and our hearts. We’re totally heartbroken. Sleep tight dad. We we at all times love you xxx.”
Our condolences exit to Steve Grimmett’s household, buddies, and bandmates throughout this tough time. See a few the band’s hottest music movies beneath.