So terribly saddened by this news. I am now incredibly grateful for being able to meet him those years ago after a really great show. I've been a massive Type O fan since I was 12 and always had a major thing for Peter. After the last few major events in his life however, I had a feeling that we would never be hearing another album with him on it. Things just seemed to be getting rougher on him every time I heard anything. So the fact that we will not get another album doesn't make me as sad as the fact that we will never see him again.
For those of you who have never heard anything by them, click here
. I figured I'd post something for the day because I'm going to be listening to them for quite a while now. TYPE O NEGATIVE's official web site has just been updated with the following message:
"The [official TYPE O NEGATIVE] forums have been re-opened. Please play nice and expect statements from the band and family later today.
"Thank you for your understanding and support."
As previously reported, TYPE O NEGATIVE keyboardist Josh Silverconfirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that Peter Steele passed away yesterday (Wednesday, April 14) at the age of 48. No official cause of death has yet been released, but it is believed that Steele died of heart failure.
According to unconfirmed reports, Steele had been ill for days leading up to his death.
Steele was born Petrus T. Ratajczyk on January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He stood 6' 7" (201 cm) tall, and had a low, bass-heavy voice, which was one of the most recognizable features in TYPE O NEGATIVE's music.
Before forming TYPE O NEGATIVE, Steele played for the metal groupFALLOUT and the thrash band CARNIVORE.