Musicians Pay Tribute to The Black Dahlia Murder Vocalist Trevor Strnad Following His Passing


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Musicians around the world are shocked at the passing of The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad

The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad passed away on Wednesday (May 11) at the age of 41. While the band hasn’t given an official cause of death, they did share the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 at the bottom of the post.

“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,” the band wrote in a statement in their social media. “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.”

Now, metal musicians around the world are paying tribute to the longstanding vocalist. 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 vocalist Jamey Jasta took to social media to say, “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.”

Metal band Within the Ruins stated, “We’re at a loss for words. Thank you for everything Trevor. Rest in power. The Black Dahlia Murder forever.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Strnad’s family and friends during this difficult time.



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