Useless Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro has died on the age of 63 from head trauma following an unintended fall.
His demise was introduced by the band on social media.
Their assertion reads: “Useless Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) handed away in his Los Angeles house yesterday, October twenty eighth. Police on the scene acknowledged that he died from trauma to the top brought on by an unintended fall.
“Preparations are pending and might be introduced within the coming days. We ask that you just respect the household’s privateness throughout this troublesome time. Thanks on your ideas and phrases of consolation.”
Peligro, also called Darren Henley, joined the band in 1981 when he changed authentic drummer Bruce Slesinger, who was higher often called Ted. The band cut up in 1986 however reformed in 2001 with out founding singer Jello Biafra, and Peligro resumed his duties behind the equipment.
He recorded 4 albums with Useless Kennedys — In God We Belief, Inc, Plastic Surgical procedure Disasters, Frankenchrist and Bedtime for Democracy. He additionally seems on the DK singles and rarities assortment Give Me Comfort Or Give Me Loss of life.
In 1988, Peligro had a quick spell with Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers when he changed Jack Irons. He was fired for drug and alcohol points.
Chili Peppers bassist Flea was among the many first to pay tribute to his former bandmate. He says: “My expensive pal, my brother I miss you a lot. I’m devastated at the moment, a river of tears, however all my life I’ll treasure each second.
“The primary time I noticed you play with the DKs in ‘81 you blew my thoughts. The ability, the soul, the recklessness. You turned my beloved pal, so many occasions of each sort.
“We had a lot enjoyable, a lot pleasure, having one another’s backs. I really like you with all my coronary heart. You’re the truest rocker, and a vital a part of RHCP historical past. DHP within the place to be, you reside eternally in our hearts, you wild man, you bringer of pleasure, you giant-hearted man.
“I’ll all the time honor you. Relaxation In Peace and freedom from all that restrained you.”
Useless Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) handed away in his Los Angeles house yesterday, Oct twenty eighth. He died from trauma to his head from an unintended fall. Preparations are pending might be introduced within the coming days. Thanks on your ideas and phrases of consolation pic.twitter.com/PC7sF87f6cOctober 29, 2022