Rock musicians mourn the loss of The Black Dahlia Murder’s vocalist Trevor Strnad, who died at age 41

The rock world is mourning the loss of The Black Dahlia Murder’s vocalist Trevor Strnad, who died at the age of 41. Tributes to Strnad have been posted on social media from the rock and metal community who are mourning the loss of Strnad.

Strnad was one of the founding members of The Black Dahlia Murder when they officially formed in 2001, and had been the only constant member still remaining. The band released a total of nine studio albums, with the most recent being 2020’s Verminous.  The Black Dahlia Murder wrote in an official statement on social media: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show.”   A cause of death has not yet been revealed, but the end of the statement included the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s Brandon Ellis wrote in a post on his Instagram: “I can not even begin to process this… In total shock and disbelief. It has been my greatest honor to spend the last six and a half years in a band with this absolute icon and legend. A brother. A best friend. One of the funniest and most entertaining people to walk the earth. This man changed my life and believed in me more than I do myself. I can not believe there will no more laughs had, songs written together, or stages decimated with Trevor at the helm. I hope he knew how much he was loved the world over.”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta wrote: “RIP Trevor Strnad, you’ll be missed dearly, my deepest condolences to TBDM, his family, friends and fans. Thanks for all the laughs, the stories, the music and so much more.”  Others in the rock community also posted tributes to Strnad on social media, including Daniel Winter-Bates of Bury Tomorrow, Alex Skolnick of Testament, Gary Holt of Exodus, and many more.

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