DH Peligro, former drummer of the legendary punk rock band dead kennedyHe has died after a fall at his home, the band announced in a statement on Instagram.
DH (Darren Henley) Hazard “passed away at his home in Los Angeles” on October 28, according to the statement. “Police on scene stated that he died from head trauma caused by an accidental fall.”
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days, the statement added. “We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”
sources said TMZ that paramedics arrived at Hazard’s home in San Fernando shortly after 7:00 pm on Friday. He was found in a bathroom and reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is pending, TMZ reported.
Hazard joined the wildly anti-establishment band, launched in San Francisco in 1978, in 1981, replacing original drummer Bruce Slesinger. He played on some of Kennedy’s most iconic albums, including In God We Trust, Inc.. (with the hit “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”), Plastic Surgery Disasters, frankenchristY bedtime for democracy.
“Only me I pushed as hard as I could pushDanger said in an interview about his hard-charging style. “I would get a little silly from [guitarist East Bay] Ray because he wanted me to slow down a little bit, but I kept going and kept that pace. Everyone got used to it.”
Danger was one of the first famous black musicians in the punk scene, and he often spoke about the racism he encountered.
The band broke up in 1986.
In 2001, Ray, Peligro, and bassist Kurt Flouride reformed the band with Brandon Cruz replacing former frontman Jello Biafra. The drummer later created his own band, Peligro.
In a fitting tribute to the Dead Kennedys, Biafra in 2017 updated one of the band’s most famous songs in honor of the then president. donald trump.
“Make America smart again,” Biafra pleaded at the end. “Please!”
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