Avenged Sevenfold release statement re: Drummers death

December 29, 2009

According to the Orange County Register:Â

HUNTINGTON BEACH â An autopsy was pending today on the body of 28-year-old Jimmy âThe Revâ Sullivan, the drummer for the hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold, following his sudden death.

 âIt appeared to be natural causes,â said Lt. John Domingo of the Huntington Beach Police Department. âIt's a coroner's case.â Â

âThe decedent is a 28-year-old male discovered unresponsive inside of his residence,â the Coroner's Department stated on its Web site. It said that an âinvestigation is ongoing.âÂ

Avenged Sevenfold released a statement online:

"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 that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time."