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Gotthard Singer Steve Lee Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Steve Lee, the lead vocalist of Swiss hard rock band Gotthard, was tragically killed yesterday after being involved in a motorcycle crash. He was only 47 years old. The singer had flown to the U.S. with some biker friends just this weekend to fulfil a long-cherished dream for which he'd never had the time due to his heavy touring schedule for many years. It was to be two weeks through the States on a Harley-Davidson.

The 21 Swiss bikers started their journey on Sunday on a total of 12 motorcycles. On Tuesday, October 5, about 50 miles from Las Vegas, the group had stopped at the roadside to put on their rain gear as it had started to rain. On the slippery road, the trailer of a passing truck began to skid. The driver attempted evasive action but his trailer clipped five of the motorcycles parked at the roadside; one of them hit Steve Lee. Rescue services attempted resuscitation but efforts were stopped after 20 minutes. At 16:13 local time, Steve Lee was pronounced dead.

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1. The_Avant_Garde writes:

harsh.....

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. H. McCall writes:

Tragic. One of my favorite bands and singers. Complete shame very few in the US know who he is and just how good Gotthard is.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jackrum writes:

R.I.P

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. 9Maggot9 writes:

R.I.P Steve :(

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

Oh man... another one gone...

RIP, sir.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Dasher10 writes:

Will metal musicians please stop dying this year?

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. jayballer14 writes:

this is saddening... he was a great singer... RIP Steve

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Terrible... in the US, the only way I found out about Steve was through his guest appearance on the last Ayreon album. He was great.

Sad to hear.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. duncan hills writes:

wow... how many metallers have we lost in the last week?

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Hell of a set of pipes... RIP. That storm passed through my area and I can tell you it was a real frog strangler.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Trendkill91 writes:

Sucks ,man!

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jimmy J. writes:

Damn' this is so sad. R.I.P. Bro you surely will be missed.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Popctrl writes:

Sucks....But a hell of a lot better than quiet and asleep.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Metalheadx101x writes:

He died living his dream of riding a Harley across the US, so at least we can say he died doing something he loved.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. 4p writes:

Shocked !!! R.I.P. mate !!! say hi to my gran for me xx

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Your Daddy writes:

Wow this is sad, I can't believe it, Steve was a great talent and his band was no slackers, im glad he was living his dream when it happend yet at the same time, it's a shame he had lost his life so early and living that dream, R.I.P brother you will be missed.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. REPTILIAN writes:

OMFG is this the metal obituary??

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

R.I.P my metal brother ONCE AGAIN another man down. The home page main stories all seem to be deaths. Sad couple of days. HORNS UP for all of them. We need some good news

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. wilco writes:

damm sucks a other metal head whats going on to many die rip steve

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 6:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BoltThrower writes:

The whole front page section is about people dying.

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. DDD writes:

VERY SAD NEWS!!!

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. anamania writes:

One live, one soul wherever you go
R.I.P

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. thadeus writes:

R.I.P my metal brother.

# Oct 8, 2010 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. witchy writes:

mi mancherai orribilmente, amico mio.....Steve, take care of all of us from where you are!!!! Isa

# Oct 13, 2010 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. road sign writes:

HATING BIKES, damn.

# Oct 20, 2010 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. darkside writes:

Rain gear kills. Keep riding bro...

# Oct 24, 2010 @ 5:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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