Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, drummer for the band Avenged Sevenfold , has passed away at the age of 28. The drummer and sometimes lead vocalist was one of the founding members of the band that took home the Best New Artist award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Police are saying that the death was from natural causes and foul play was not suspected. A statement regarding the passing was posted on the band’s website:
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.