aTop British heavy metal frontman dies suddenly and unexpectedly aged 62. Image: Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper/Facebook
A TOP British heavy metal frontman has died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 62 according to his band. Following the news, rock fans and bands have paid tribute to the star.
Steve Grimmett, frontman of British heavy metal band Grim Reaper, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, August 15 aged 62, according to the band’s social media pages.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write but it’s with a heavy & shattered heart to say that my beloved Steve died suddenly & unexpectedly on Monday 15th August,” his wife Millie wrote on Facebook.
“Wait for me my love. Until we are together again. Your Millie xxx”
The post added: “The family appreciate all the messages we’ve had so far but ask that you allow us to morn.”
Steve’s brother Mark Grimmett wrote: “I don’t really know where to start so I guess I will just come right out with it. It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I have to tell you all as many of you know him my very talented brother Steve Grimmett very sadly passed away today, my heart goes out to Millie his wife my Mum and Dad, Russell , Sami and Ethan. I will miss you more than words will ever say , love you bro xx”.
Grim Reaper, who formed in 1979, were a British heavy metal band from the new wave of British heavy metal era. The band was formed in Droitwich, England, by guitarist Nick Bowcott, and there have been numerous lineup changes over the years.