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Original Saint Vitus Drummer Armando Acosta Dies At Age 58

Former TROUBLE drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson has issued the following statement about the passing of original Saint Vitus drummer Armando Acosta:

"Sadly, it has been confirmed that the original drummer for Saint Vitus, Armando Acosta, passed on Thanksgiving Day (November 25) at the age of 58. I had scheduled an interview with Henry Vasquez (current Saint Vitus drummer) for this Monday's show before anyone had known of the passing. Therefore, this Monday's (December 6th) edition will be a memorial for the late Armando Acosta. The interview with Vasquez will be re-scheduled for a later date."

"Armando was one of my dear friends from Saint Vitus. The last time I saw Armando was when he ate dinner at my house after a Saint Vitus show in Chicago. He had a very kind heart and was funny. I'm saddened by this news. He will be very missed by so many. May he rest in peace."

"Heady Metal With Jeff Olson" airs on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. EST exclusively for Metal Messiah Radio with the podcasts available the following day at the show's website. The encore runs on Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

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1. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Man, this is sad. Rest in peace, Armando! Your legacy with Saint Vitus will forever live on.

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2. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

RIP brother \m/ How sad for his family, to lose him on Thanksgiving.

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3. thadeus writes:

RIP my metal brother.

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4. Aztcqn writes:

It''s wonderful to see how much love he generated among metal music fans. He loved interacting with folks that enjoyed his music on stage and online. Wonderful to see how many appreciated his talent and passion for his music.
His skill was tremendous and he will leave a strong mark in the halls of metal drummers.

Thank you all on behalf of his family.

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5. thadeus writes:

bless you and your family.

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6. sadimz writes:

RIP

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7. RedPuma writes:

I still can't believe it! He was one of the founder members of this metal legend whose name is Saint Vitus.
RIP

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