Sad news out of Savannah, GA, as Jonathan Athon, bassist/singer for sludge metal band Black Tusk passed away yesterday, November 9, 2014. He was 32.
Athon was involved in a traffic accident Friday night when his motorcycle collided with an SUV. Athon was then put into a medically induced coma, but he had suffered irreparable brain damage and was then taken off life support.
Black Tusk issued the following statement:
“It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made him proud.”
Athon’s girlfriend, Emily Boutwell, 26, was also on the motorcycle at the time, but sustained far less substantial injuries. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and band mates.
Black Tusk has released four albums and three EPs to date. Here, for you to crank up in remembrance of our fallen metal brother, is Black Tusk’s “In Days of Woe.”
[Source: @BlackTusk | Blabbermouth]