Drummer for US band Avenged Sevenfold, James Owen Sullivan, better known as “The Rev,” was found dead in his Southern California home December 28 20009.James Owen Sullivan was found dead at his Huntington Beach home approximately 1 p.m. local time. James Owen Sullivan was 28 years old.The Orange County Coroner’s Office was investigating the dead of James Owen Sullivan, preliminary reports said James Owen Sullivan’s death may have been of natural causes.
Some fans, however, point to the musicians history of hard drug use as the a possible cause of The Revs passing.Statement from Avenged Sevenfold web site: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy â€œThe Revâ€ 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.
M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ/Fans knew James Owen Sullivan better by his stage name, The Rev, or The Reverend Tholomew Plague.Avenged Sevenfold formed in Huntington Beach in 1999. The Avenged Sevenfold won the Best New Artist award from the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006. The five man metalcore band was working on their fifth album at the time of James Owen Sullivan’s passing.