Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan of Avenged Sevenfold was found dead yesterday in his Huntington Beach home. An autopsy is pending but Lt. John Domingo of the Huntington Beach Police Department said that he appeared to have died of natural causes and that it’s a “coroners case” now.
“The decedent is a 28-year-old male discovered unresponsive inside of his residence,” the Coroner’s Department stated on its Web site. It said that an “investigation is ongoing.”
Avenged Sevenfold issued a statement on its Web site Monday.
“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 you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Sullivan is survived by his wife, Leana MacFadden.