We have taken a survey from few fans in the world, especially core music fans. Who are the musicians who have died most sorely missed? and for a band with the composition of the vocalist, two guitarists, bassist, and drummer.

Here they are …


The Rev

James Owen Sullivan (Jimmy “The Rev”) was the first Avenged Sevenfold drummer.

  • Born February 9, 1981 – Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
  • Died December 28, 2009 (aged 28) – Huntington Beach, California, U.S.

The Rev died from overdose. The coroner noted cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) as a “significant condition” that may have played a role in his death.

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The Band dedicated their fifth studio album entitled: Nightmare (released that same year) to him, as well as several songs, including “So Far Away,” which had been written by band mate and childhood friend Synyster Gates. Another song, “Fiction,” which The Rev had written three days before his death.

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Beloved Son, Brother, Best Friend: James Owen Sullivan. 1981-2009. Jimmy jumped lnto life and never touched bottom.


Mitch Lucker

Birth name: Mitchell Adam Lucker. Mitch Lucker was vocalist of Suicide Silence.

  • Born October 20, 1984 in Riverside, California, United States
  • Died November 1, 2012 (aged 28) in Huntington Beach, California, United States

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Mitch grew up in Riverside, California, with both his parents and his siblings. He was married to Jolie Carmadella on May 8, 2010 after having a daughter on June 30, 2007.

Mitch had died that day from injuries sustained after a motorbike accident at Huntington Beach, California.

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“He was an amazing man. He was a wonderful father and a great husband. And now he’s gonna miss out on watching [his then five year-old daughter] Kenadee grow, because he decided to drink and ride.”  said Lucker’s wife, Jolie Carmadella

Tom Searle

Tom Searle was the lead guitarist of UK metalcore Architects along his twin brother Dan Searle.

  • Born:  October 23, 1987 in Brighton, England
  • Died: August 20, 2016 (aged: 28) in Brighton, England

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Tom Searle died at the age of 28, after living for three years with melanoma skin cancer. Dan Searley confirmed in a statement on the band’s official Facebook page that their upcoming Australian tour, as well as their UK and Europe headline tour, would still be taking place as a tribute to his late brother following his passing. On the future of the band.

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“We want to carry on, that is important to say, and we will strive to do so, but we will not release any music unless we truly believe that it is something that Tom would have been proud of. Whether or not we can achieve that is something that we will have to discover in time” – Dan Searle



Mick Morris A.K.A MickDeth was the bassist of post-hardcore band Eighteen Visions.

  • Born March 9, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Died June 3, 2013 (aged 35) in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Associated acts: Eighteen Visions, Clear, Die Die My Darling, Elsewhere, Bleeding Through. MickDeth died in his sleep from a pre-existing heart condition. He had been in and out of the hospital recently but had been released, according to former co-workers. He is survived by his soulmate Ashley Jade Thewlis, who was also the mother of his two-year-old son Jude Ashton Morris, and his family.

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Timeline Twitter 2013: “Today is a heartbreaker. We Lost a great person and someone always looked up to and respected. Rest well Mick” wrote Zacky Vengeance of A7X

Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe was the founding member of metalcore band After The Burial.

  • Born: December 17, 1982, in New Jersey, US
  • Died: July 21, 2015 (aged: 32) in Winconsin, US

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Lowe was found dead by a hiker on July 21, 2015, directly underneath the Soo Line High Bridge, while his car was found on the Minnesota side of the bridge. Authorities state that his death was consistent with that of a fall. It is currently unknown if the fall was accidental or intentional.

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Justin Lowe (guitarist) officially left the band with a statement on June 24, 2015 citing a mental breakdown believing that After the Burial, their record label (Sumerian Records) and most people in his life were out to ruin him. After the Burial responded to Lowe’s open letter the following day confirming he was under severe mental distress and requested their fans to support Lowe during his time of recovery. Lowe was under care with his family at the time.