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JJ Righteous, Former And Founding Member Of Mushroomhead, Passes Away

It has been announced that Former Mushroomhead guitarist and founding member John E. Sekula, known to fans as JJ Righteous, had passed away on Thursday, October 28 at the age of 41. JJ Righteous played guitar on Mushroomhead's first three albums which include 1995's "Mushroomhead," 1996's "Superbuick" and 1999's "M3."

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1. Metalfist writes:

This is horrible. I just found out today that my good friend's sister died today, and now I find out that John is dead now. This is rough man. R.I.P brother.

# Nov 2, 2010 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Ryanopuffs writes:

@Metalfist, Im sorry bro. Yeah, John was a great guitarist and great guy. Horrible to hear about your friends sister, man. I wish her family and you peace and love in your rough time. R.I.P \m/

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dying_Isis writes:

R.I.P.

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 4:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

heard about this on facebook kuz i have mushroomhead added. this is just sucha tragedy. he was still so young. i missed him in the albums afterwards. may he rest in peace now, for he's in a better place than us.

NEVER LET IT GO \m/

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Metalfist writes:

Ryanopuffs, thanks bro.

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

:-( RIP Righteous

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Thanks jj for all you gave US...
Eternally mushroomhead. ...you will be missed. ....\m/

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. shite writes:

good, they suck anyway

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

#8: So does your mom. If it hadn't been for that pitbull that beat me over the fence I'd be your daddy.

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cam666 writes:

JJ Righteous the mushroom head fan's will never forget you RIP

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. n0thinghead writes:

BG: u knew him right?? if u know, what had happened??

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. FullMetalSlug writes:

RIP brotha keep the metal faith \m/ \m/...

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jimmy J. writes:

Just got home from my mom's funeral today now this. Just too f***ing much' just too damn much.

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. jennifer hanna writes:

#8 f*** off and find somebody else to annoy.

# Nov 3, 2010 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. heavy1 writes:

HEY 8 MAYBE U WILL DIE SOON TOO! I DONT CARE HOW U FELL ABOUT A BAND THAT sh** IS UNCALLED FOR!

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 12:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Rance_Metal_Head writes:

What killed the poor guy?

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blindgreed1 writes:

n0thing: He was more of an aquaintance. I met him twice and knew who he was, but we weren't tight and Jeff and Dave are on the road and not answering questions as of yet. I also asked Murdernickel, but I rarely get correspondance back from him.

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

Jimmy J.: My condolences...

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Dyingfetus69 writes:

why cant someone like the lead singer for anal c*** die.

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. TheIronMan writes:

Why do you have the need to wish death on somebody else instead? MAYBE you just remember the great music he wrote and the great guy he was. Saying "Justin Bieber should have died instead olololol" is immature, stupid and disgusting. SHAME!

RIP JJ

BJ: Owned.

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. TheIronMan writes:

^I meant BG.

Best. Typo. EVER

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. thadeus writes:

#8 is a piece of sh**!

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. heavy1 writes:

I hear you thadeus!

# Nov 5, 2010 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. n0thinghead writes:

ironman: LMFAO!!!!

bg: oh alright man. i getcha. keep me updated bro.

# Nov 5, 2010 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

I will brother.

TIM: Awesome!!!

# Nov 5, 2010 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. TheIronMan writes:

BG: I like to think so. But I'd also like to hear about how it happened, so keep us all updated. Thanks.

# Nov 5, 2010 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. rip jj writes:

i heard about this a couple days ago...MRH did a show in my hometown 11-3 and j mann came out and they dedicated a couple songs to jj...there are some people who have left us who you can truly say the world is a lesser place without and jj is one of them! RIP JJ, you are loved and missed by many

# Nov 6, 2010 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ i envy u. i would LOVE to FINALLY see one of my most beloved bands EVER live. and for a show that jmann comes out to... oh man. i'll be able to die happy as f***.

# Nov 6, 2010 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. rip jj writes:

then you have to check out this video i took @ the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfvrygMfrP4


it was an incredible show, i got pretty choked up when jmann first came out on stage and said some words for jj...i am really fortunate to be so close to their hometown, i'm from Erie, PA and we have an awesome local music scene here and they do alot of shows in town. Their fan base is huge in these parts and everyone was really amped that jmann came out. Seeing him and Jeffrey Nothing AND Waylon all on stage together was unbelievable

# Nov 7, 2010 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Hammerheart writes:

RIP, man. That's too bad. My condolences to his family, friends, and former bandmates.

# Nov 8, 2010 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

Just spoke to Jeff. "Over dose, heart attack, Pneumonia, Fever of 105 and he shut down."

# Nov 8, 2010 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. n0thinghead writes:

holy fvckin' crap man!! naw, if he wouldda survived, he shouldda been president of the world!! but much love for the guy. he gave me many sweet riffs to remember. may he continue rocking out and riffing in the beyond.

NEVER LET IT GO \m/

# Nov 8, 2010 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Valentine_no_more writes:

RIP

# Nov 12, 2010 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Table_Top66 writes:

:( this blows!! WTF!? R.I.P dude... I'm sorry.

# Nov 18, 2010 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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