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Voivod Guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour Passes Away

According to VOIVOD vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger:

"Yesterday, Friday 26th at 23:45, Piggy passed away.

I would like to thank all of you for all the good words and encouragments you gave Denis during his battle. I will keep you posted for funeral details."

Former Voivod bassist Jean-Yves (Blacky) Theriault has issued the following statement:

"Life does not always turn out the way you expect. Mine and the lives of many of my friends from Jonquiere were certainly influenced by one specific person, Denis D'Amour. He was a mentor and a hero for many of us. He was my best friend.

I have dreaded the arrival of this day for a while now. My old bandmate is gone. He passed away last night at peace with himself and without pain. Until the very end he was both a sweetheart and a real rocker, without compromise.

I am so grateful that I had the chance to let him know how much he meant to me and how much I loved him. Denis did not live to see his last artistic effort released but the rest of us will appreciate it all the more.

Long live Denis D'Amour. Long live Piggy."

As previously reported, Voivod guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour had been battling advanced colon cancer which spread to his liver. Denis was 45 years old.

Source: BraveWords

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1. 71575818 writes:

R.I.P

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Psoh writes:

Rest in Peace Denis. Horrible way to go. Cancer sucks!!!!

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Humberto aka DJ Paura writes:

Oh my god! This is indeed sad news to come to my attention. Please send my condolences to his friends and family who shall truely miss this artist of the ax who certainly carved a pionering sound like no other in metal. Dimensional Hatross will always be one of my favorite and inspirational albums of all time, and if there was a Metal Hall of Fame, Denis "Piggy" D'Amour certainly is deserving to be listed as one of the most inovative and dedicated guitartist who was not afraid to push his licks to the boundries of sound..

a dedicated Voi Vod follower since 1986.

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. zMETALlica writes:

i've never gotten around to listening to this band, but from what i've heard they were pioneers. and its sad to see them go.

i guess the least i can do is pay my respects by listening to them :)

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. elsoldado13 writes:

Again a great man has left ourMetal Realm. I have a fan since the beginning. How sad to hear this terrible news. It only shows us Metalheads that we need to take care of ourselves. This pains me as much as the day Chuck of DEATH passed away and recently Dimebag. I send my condolences to Pggy's family and VOIVOD.

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. old skool thrash writes:

i agree with post 5, we r just true metallers.. and this is a f***ing blow to metal, i went into shock as my hero Chuck schuldiner died.. RIP metal legends

# Aug 28, 2005 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. joe_nobody writes:

Piggy joins a list of great guitarists that have perished... condolences to the family, and all his loved ones...

# Aug 29, 2005 @ 12:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Viking Chuck writes:

Thanks for the awesome music! God Bless You Piggy.

# Aug 29, 2005 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. voivodfan writes:

Great to see all the support from all fans out there. Please stop by www.voivodfan.com and read more kinds words, stories, music, etc.

Piggy will never be forgotten.

# Aug 29, 2005 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. u_f_in_tool writes:

I am so bummed! piggy was an amazing guitarist he definately pushed the boundaries of progressive metal guitar. there arent to many guitarists that could play like this man. this guy was totally influenced by king crimson and pushed their style to the max. this just sucks! PIGGY I SHALL MISS YOU!!!!

# Aug 29, 2005 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WAYNE writes:

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART OF MUSIC WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!! I CAN'T DESRIBE WITH WORDS THE EMPTINESS I FEEL....LIVE ON BROTHER!

# Aug 31, 2005 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. WAYNE writes:

I'VE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT ANOTHER BROTHER OF METAL HAS FALLEN- DOC
THE PREVIOUS DRUMMER FROM VADER IS DEAD! WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS STOP...
THIS IS TRULY A SAD TIME FOR METAL! LIVE ON MY BROTHERS!!!!!

# Aug 31, 2005 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Lapiou writes:

To the death !!.... See you there Piggy !!!

# Sep 1, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. justice361 writes:

god damn that f***ing blows. he will be missed lots RIP

# Sep 1, 2005 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. m white writes:

tanks for all the great music you eill be missed

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16. minotaur (greek nuclear metal band "Vomit" drummer) writes:

I'm totally devastated in hearing of the bad news about our beloved Piggy! Piggy and Voivod were our major influence in the late 80's. As an old fan of Voivod and Piggy, I express my sympathy and pain to his relatives and to the rest members of Voivod. What will be the future of Voivod without THAT guitar?

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