Avenged Sevenfold drummer’s death caused by overdose

Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, who died in December 2009 was found to have died of an accidental overdose, consisting of prescription drugs and alcohol.  According to the report, Sullivan died from “acute polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol.”

Brandon Saller, drummer of Atreyu, said that Sullivan’s drumming was as unique as he was.  “As a drummer, Jimmy was just better than most people.  He had a true talent and he went about things in such a skewed way technically that he didn’t sound like anybody else. He was one of those drummers where you could put on a record and you could tell it was Jimmy drumming the second you heard it.”

Avenged Sevenfold just released their new single Nightmare off their upcoming album Nightmare with drummer Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater.  He will also play with the band on the Rockstar Uproar Festival.


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