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Police Release Name of Gunman Who Shot Dimebag

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Police released the name of the gunman who allegedly went on a shooting rampage at a Columbus nightclub Wednesday night, killing four people before a police officer shot him dead.

Nathan Gale, 25, of Marysville, reportedly jumped onto a concert stage and open fire, NBC 4 reported.

The shooting took place shortly after 10 p.m. at Alrosa Villa, located at 5055 Sinclair Rd. A crowd of about 250 people was inside for a concert by Damageplan. The band took the stage shortly after 10 p.m., and minutes later, a man, who was wearing a hockey jersey and hooded sweatshirt, began firing at point-blank range at least four times at guitarist Dimebag Darrell, NBC 4's Kyle Anderson reported.

Dimebag Darrell (Darrell Abbott) was pronounced dead at the scene. Police released the names of two others who died - they were Nathan Bray and Erin Halk, both audience members. Police did not identify the other person who died at the scene. Two people who were shot were transported by ambulance to Riverside. Their names were not released and hospital officials would not comment about their conditions.

Columbus police and firefighters set up a triage outside the nightclub to treat anyone with minor injuries. Many people who were injured during the shooting spree and in the chaos that followed were put on buses and treated for injuries at the scene.

Police have scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference. Watch it live on NBC 4 and nbc4i.com.

Source: NBC4i News

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1. GOONLORD writes:

I HOPE c***S KILL YOUR FAMILY NATHAN GALE, YOU DESERVE TO ROT IN HELL YOU c***

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DIMMI REST IN PEACE writes:

I HOPE YOUR MOTHER AND SISTER GETS RAPED AND THEY SLIT YOUR DADS THROATH NATHAN GALE.

YOU HAVE KILLED ONE OF THE BEST GUITARISTS THAT METAL WILL EVER HAVE

f*** YOU

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brokenwings13 writes:

this is terrible. WHY??? im glad this guy's dead.

he killed one of the best people i know.

he was a great guitarist and a great person.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. PolariX writes:

No, I'm not glad Nathan Gale is dead. I'd be glad he would be left alive so that he could be put through the most terrible tortures ever!! Death was too nice an end for such a big motherf***er!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Nathan Gale writes:

Im not dead

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. buckeyegal writes:

Although I never knew Dimebag, this is truly horrendous! I grew up in Columbus and my ex-husband played in a band at the Alrosa Villa quite frequently. I was a sound technician (during the 70's and 80's) and knew this place quite well. In recent years this nightclub has become very corrupt and dangerous. There should have been security police and this may have been prevented. I'm hoping they'll shut the doors forever now! RIP Dimebag and the others who died last night. If you want to stay up to date on the local news regarding the shootings, our local nbc4 channel was the first to cover it last night and seems to have the latest news. My heart goes out to the families who lost someone last night

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Johnson writes:

all i wanna know is who the f*** would want to kill Dimebag Darrell???

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. PANTERA4EVER writes:

IT IS A SAD DAY IN METAL.RIP.IM GONNA CRANK SOME PANTERA RIGHT NOW

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Nathan Gale writes:

Im not dead

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. In Honor of Dimebag writes:

F*** YOU NATHAN GALE! I Hope SATAN rams a 10 foot C*** up your gaping A**HOLE you F***ING C***!!!! Why would anyone want to kill Dimebag. PANTERA FOR F***ING EVER!!!!!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. R.I.P. writes:

My deepest sympothies goe out to those who died. R.I.P. Dimebag... You will surely be missed.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. IRONHEAD writes:

I can't believe it. Who the hell would want to kill some of the greatest talent in metal history? I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL YOU SON OFA b****!!!!!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. dylan sun writes:

he was a legend before this ever happened. the world just stopped for me.
my heart goes out to all involved.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RR writes:

Metal will never be the same agian

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. NYC writes:

Where the f*** is security, there too busy trying to bust people smoking, mean while they let someone through with a gun, Oh yeah I forgot this is the state that got bush reelected.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brandedcfh420 writes:

DIME has joined that great gig in the sky......I'll see you on the dark side of the moon bro. just have a fat one rolled when i get there...!
r.i.p. brandedcfh420

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. i hate rellik and big dan writes:

that guy should get his d*** chopped off and put alot of salt were his d*** used to be i hope your rot in hell nathan gale f***in fagget

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. i hate rellik and big dan writes:

that guy should get his d*** chopped off and put alot of salt were his d*** used to be i hope your rot in hell nathan gale f***in fagget

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. buckeyegal writes:

Will whoever is monitoring and in charge of posts on this site please delete the Nathan Hale posts. He's dead! What sick idiot would think it's funny to write these posts? Innocent people are dead!!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. mace writes:

I blame the club for this f*** up. How in the hell does someone get a gun into a club??? Nathan Gale single handedly killed hopes, dreams and a role model all in one. His selfish act will no doubt be met by his maker. I feel sorry for Dime's family and Nathan's. They are the ones that are going to suffer. A lot like the Scott Peterson trial. No one really wins. R.I.P. Dime, and the others who were tragically cut short of their lives. This is a very sad day.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Old skool rocker writes:

I'm almost in tears. I'm fortunate enough to have seen him live a couple of times. RIP Dimebag.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. joykill writes:

rumours say phil payed for it

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. dimesbag fan writes:

he was the best metal performer and on this day i declare this dimebag to honor him ok everybody do that for him

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DimebagRULES writes:

we are going to beat nathans family with a shovel.....

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. DimebagRULES writes:

dude dime is the sh** he still is the sh**.......R.I.P Dime.....

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Nathan Gale writes:

Maybe he should have left my old lady alone - whaddya think?

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. KILL NATHAN writes:

we are going to get a fag named frank storer to f*** nathan up his dead a$$hole, and then burn both of them while i PISS ON THE ASHES!!!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MarineChick007 writes:

why take it out on his family when they didn't do anything? doing that would be almost the same degree as what he did to dimebag.
and buckeyegal is right. innocent people who just wanted to have some fun are dead. you don't go to concert to get shot, you got to have a good time and whoever is posting those has a sick soul.
mace, they didn't have metal detectors, so it would have been really easy to bring a gun in.
NYC, president bush had nothing to do with them not having metal detectors.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. DimebagRULES writes:

hey if someone killed ur role model the person you looked up to the most and inspired you then you would wanna kill there family 2 if you cant kill them i just wanna beat them with shovels.....

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. MarineChick007 writes:

humble yourself.
no i would not want to kill their family. because they have to cope with what they might have thought their loved one was never capable of doing. and that something is, taking another persons life.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. TommyOctane writes:

R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell and all others tragically killed. Best wishes to their families and those who survived this selfish act of stupidity. Those killed will all be missed and are hopefully listening to some Pantera or Damage Plan up in the sky with the Big Man. As for Nathan Gale, he'll get his in hell. To all of you out there wishing death on his family and friends, YOU'RE NO BETTER THAN THE SHOOTER YOU MORONS! As for the rumors that Philip Anselmo had something to do with this: Maybe he did or didn't, but the cops will find that out and until they make a connection, which is highly unlikely, stop spreading stupid rumors. You're not helping anyone by slanderizing someone who almost surely has nothing to do with this tragedy. Spreading rumors and gossip is not going to bring back any of the people killed last night. The best you can do is hope everyone who survived this will be allright and send your thoughts and prayers (if you pray) to the deceased and their families and friends. R.I.P. and keep on rockin'.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. DimebagRULES writes:

my only dream was to see pantera play live after they broke up i thought taht would never happen but they were going to do the 20 year pantera anniversity tour but now 2 of the members from pantera are fricking dead........how would you like that sh**

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. MarineChick007 writes:

it's a shame that those innocent people died. and most of you can't show any respect by wishing all those horrible things on his family.
i have wished many times for an undo on things, mostly stupid things, but none more than now, and i know it will never happen.
i do pray, would you like me to pray with you?

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. TommyOctane writes:

Also, whoever is doing the "Nathan Gale" posts: You're gonna get yours, too, motherf***er. You think you're funny when you're hiding behind that computer, so why don't you go find some Dimebag fans and say it to them tough guy. Then you'll get you're pathetic a$$ stomped. Real mature you f***ing idiot. Too bad a piece of sh** like you wasn't standing in front of Dimebag so we could have one less useless waste of space instead of one less talented artist. Eat sh**, you p***y!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. MarineChick007 writes:

ouch! that was hurtful!
don't egg him on, he's only doing it to piss you off.
your only wasting time.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. TommyOctane writes:

Yeah, it just pisses me off when some moron has to do things like that. But you're right. Anyway, my best to all those involved and you.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. MarineChick007 writes:

thanks, and my best to you.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. ishouldkickyourass writes:

my heart was just ripped out. Pantera was my life! F*** this Gale dude.

Real quick, look at all the people coming out to talk about dimebag and how great he was. The same A**holes that trashed him, "F*** Dimebag and F*** PanterA, they sucked anyway" hypocrite p******!!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. DownloadableSuicide writes:

Anyone that makes music I think is affected by this. Its more of a tragedy then I can express in words. No one will ever replace him he will be missed.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. DimebagRULES writes:

dude dime is the f***ing sh**.... i grew up listening to f***ing pantera they were my life 2 but in tribute to him i am going to learn every single pantera song even if it takes f***ing years so i can show my appreciation to him and how much he influenced me to play guitar and listen to heavy metal....

R...I...P... Darryal

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Loki writes:

R.I.P dimebag.......you are and will be loved (in a none gay way) and missed always...
if i had a candle i'd light one for you tonight...i just hope that he suffered....

YOU ARE MISSED!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Loki writes:

whoops...i mean i hope NATHAN suffered....

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. casey writes:

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. writes:

everybody blaze and drink and honor dimebag

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. MarineChick007 writes:

we should hold a candle light vigil for him.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. >>SeRa<< writes:

R.I.P. Dimebag. You'll be missed greatly.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. sex writes:

RIP all who died

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Syre, Germany writes:

gonna display vulgar metal power til my ears bleed today. nathan beware, we'll all come to hell one day 666

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 6:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. MarineChick007 writes:

if that's where you'll end up going, but wouldn't you rather see Dimebag in the great skies above than go down to meet the one who took him from us?

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Darrell Abbot R.I.P writes:

Dimebag You rule, Your the best guitarist in the world you inspire us all i hope your happy in your afterlife but you dont deserve to be dead you deserve to be rocking your heart out. Nathen Gale Your just a pr*ck, Why did you kill dimebag he didnt even split up pantera; You f***ing d***head

.: R.I.P :.
By liam Gray

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Liam Gray writes:

.:R.I.P:.
Dimebag Your greatly missed by us all
.: All Of The Fans At Stow High Will Greatly Miss You:.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. someone writes:

I watched Damageplan play Edge Fest 10 two months ago. He was an awesome guitarist. The most talented I could name.
Its sick for this person to have done what he did. He deserves to have died and rot in hell.

R.I.P
Dimebag

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Cowboy in HELL writes:

I'll shove a 12 gauge double barrell shotgun up that motherf***ers ASS

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. MarineChick007 writes:

would Dimebag really like you to do that?

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Frenchy guy writes:

Tonight it was a fear factory concert in Paris an i learnt Dimebag as bean shot ! what's the f*** is that ?
i think of his family an friend and all the fan of Pantera and Damageplan !
So what else can i say ? it so stupid useless
Rip ( US ) = paix a ton ame (FR)

# Dec 17, 2004 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. aussie mate writes:

dimebagg rules.. im gonna go and ride mi kangaroo bak home now..
R.I.P dimebagg

# Dec 19, 2004 @ 4:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. DarthM writes:

RIP Dimebag. Goodbye to a true metal genius and ultimate master of the whammy!
I'M BROKEN

# Dec 20, 2004 @ 4:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. baz writes:

nathan gale u shot my f***ing hero man me and every outher true pantera and damagepan fan f***ing hates u u are a true c*** burn in hell u prick

R.I.P dime u will be missed for ever but we will always have your music

# Dec 20, 2004 @ 6:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. ANGRY MAN writes:

Nathan Gale, you killed my f***ing hero and quite possible ruined the lives of so many people that you would have never met, i dont think the shot gun blast to your back was enough suffering for what you did. Your family who seems to justify what you did with a disorder deserves to be tortured for the rest of their existance and i hope you can see if happening from wherever the f*** you are, if im ever in columbus i'll make sure to stick a broom handle up your mothers twat, i hope your soul f***in burns in hell c***sucker..

# Dec 23, 2004 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. brad writes:

i am the eternal flame

# Dec 23, 2004 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. Milez writes:

I May Be f***ing 11 Ure f***ing Dead Nate Gale How The f*** Can You Kill A Legend Such As
Dimebag Darrell I Hope You Die A Slow Painfull DEATH MUTTA f***ER Plus f***ing Jumping On Vinnie And Shooting At The Audience Killing 5 f***ing People!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. Milez writes:

U c*** Hope U f***ing Die U Mutta f***er Ure A Bloody Ransid Basterd
P.I.P Dimebag Darrell

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. MiLeZ writes:

I Still Cant Take Hes f***ing Dead Wat The f*** As Dimebag Done 2 b Bloody f***ing Murderd In Frount Of Thousands Of People In Frount Of His f***ing Band And In Frount OF HIS f***ING BROTHER

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. MiLeZ writes:

YOUR A MOTHERf***ING fa**ot U ASSLICKER

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. Milez writes:

EvErY sInGle Pantera FaN eMaIl mE RIP_Dimebag_Darrell@hotmail.com

# Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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