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Former Unearth Bassist Chris Rybicki Passes Away

Massachusetts metalcore act Unearth has commented on the passing of their former bass player Chris Rybicki who passed away due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The band commented by saying:

"Yesterday we lost our long time friend and original bass player Chris 'Rover' Rybicki. He lost his life from injuries sustained three weeks ago at the hands of an alleged drunk driver.

"Rover hadn't been in the band since 2001, but he remained a good friend to us all throughout the years and this tragedy has hit us hard. Not only was Rover a talented musician, but he was also one of the funniest dudes you would ever know. His wit, dark humor and don't-give-a-fuck attitude made him a unique person that we all loved having in our lives. His memory will live on amongst his family and friends with the countless stories of Rover being Rover. He will be sorely and forever missed. Rover played on our our EP 'Above The Fall Of Man', our debut full length, 'The Stings of Conscience', and also on two tracks off our 2002 EP, 'Endless'.

"We would like to take a second to urge people to not drink and drive. Please be responsible so these tragedies stop happening."

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1. DeathCrush writes:

RIP man. Please everyone, think before you do something like this. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE-it's that simple. Have the decency to enlist someone as the designated driver or better yet get a cab. I hope this bastard gets the maximum sentence for this

# Sep 22, 2010 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

Definitely RIP....Unearth, good guys, and a good band, and again a selfish, drunken idiot takes an innocent life...
RIP CHRIS...\m/ \m/

# Sep 22, 2010 @ 2:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. grim_frost writes:

RIp
why? another band news of metal musicians

# Sep 22, 2010 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. StabbingTheDrama writes:

RIP Chris

# Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Trendkill91 writes:

That's horrible, man.

Feel for his Family and Friends. As well as all the Unearth dudes

# Sep 22, 2010 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Wow R.I.P man horns up for him such a horrible way to go. Don't drink and drive. HORNS UP

# Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

damm rip brother

# Sep 23, 2010 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. FullMetalSlug writes:

another one gone RIP \m/

# Sep 23, 2010 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mike the Jerk writes:

I hope he pre-ordered a cremation, otherwise they'll have to unearth him.

# Sep 23, 2010 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. steelman writes:

r.i.p. man

# Sep 23, 2010 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. JV287 writes:

lol at mike the jerk that was actually pretty funny. this sux though. why drink and drive when u can get plastered and pass out in the back of a cab...stupid people in this world

# Sep 23, 2010 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jimmy J. writes:

Damn this is sad. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

# Sep 23, 2010 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. toxicclown writes:

DeathCrush people are to stupid to do simple stuff like not drinking and driving

# Sep 24, 2010 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DM725 writes:

Sad story, sucks.

# Sep 26, 2010 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Fuck_A_Name writes:

stop drinking and driving? Ill drink to that.

# Sep 27, 2010 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Valentine_no_more writes:

Farewell, good Sir.

# Sep 28, 2010 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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