facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Post Mortem singer McCarthy dead at age 40

Feb. 8, 2009 at 1:47 PM   |   Comments

WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- John McCarthy, former lead singer for the death metal band Post Mortem, has died in Athol, Mass., at the age of 40, his step-brother says.

Jesse Robinson said his sibling died last month of unspecified causes, adding that McCarthy had previously suffered from diabetes and a pancreatic illness, The Boston Globe reported Sunday.

McCarthy's Jan. 27 death came just as the rocker was preparing to begin work on the first Post Mortem album in years.

Post Mortem guitarist John Alexander remembered McCarthy as an individual open to all kinds of music, an approach that led to conflicts with band mates like drummer Rick McIver.

"Rick's lyrics were very graphic, gore kind of stuff," he said. "One of the struggles John had with Post Mortem was singing the gore lyrics. They didn't resonate with him, but when you're dealing with other individuals, you have to compromise."

The Globe said beside Robinson, McCarthy is survived by his son Matthew, his mother, father, step-father, another step-brother, two step-sisters and a granddaughter.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Khloe Kardashian blames Kourtney Kardashian for weight gain Khloe Kardashian blames Kourtney Kardashian for weight gain
2
Heidi Montag reaches out to Lauren Conrad on Twitter Heidi Montag reaches out to Lauren Conrad on Twitter
3
Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia
4
Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress
5
Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback