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Former Manowar Drummer Scott Columbus Passes Away

According to a post on former Manowar drummer Scott Columbus' official Facebook page by his girlfriend Nancy, he passed away on April 4th at the age of 54. The cause of death has yet to be revealed. The message reads as follows:

"For all you to know, this is Scott Columbus's girlfriend of over 3 1/3 years... and I cannot get the words out, but he died today. Please send your thoughts and prayers. I can't believe he is gone. He was the absolute love of my life."

Former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss commented on the passing with the following brief message:

"Scott Columbus R.I.P my brother. I'm gonna miss you!"

An official statement from the band reads as follows:

"It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our brother Scott Columbus.

"Scott Columbus was a rare talent and equally a rare individual.

"He was a father, a friend and a brother of metal.

"All of the great moments we spent together in the studio, in our homes and on the road are burnished in our hearts and memories forever.

"These words are spoken with heavy hearts but we have the comfort of knowing that he is in a good place and at peace.

"He will never be forgotten.

"Your family and brothers,
Joey, Eric, Karl, Donnie

"And all at Magic Circle Music."

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1. Trendkill91 writes:

This fvckin sucks! Rest in peace brother!

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 7:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Zelec writes:

Nooo, damn!
R.I.P. brother!

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 7:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. justinbeiberforever writes:

oh no manowar is awesome...i though this was a joke when i heard it but alas no t_t

R.I.P Chris

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rychemn writes:

Terrible news indeed!!!!! R.I.P. fellow headbanger...

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

Geez....tough news

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

Another one bites the dust....... RIP.

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

The people at my work were asking me why I was wearing a furry loin cloth today. I replied: "The REAL question is why aren't YOU wearing a furry loin cloth today?"

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Been-a-Dreamer writes:

That is awful. =( RIP Scott, you're an unfairly underrated drummer. Into Glory Ride, as the Gates of Valhalla open wide to embrace thee!

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

^spots or striped??

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. thadeus writes:

bless you and your family,my metal brother.

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rubyred writes:

Very sad news...'outtasight Drummer Scott Columbus kicked-solid on the Drums and is an Master musician as are his music partners in the legendary thunder Metal band MANOWAR. Heartfelt condolences to HIS Wife-girlfriend Nancy and his bandmates, Joey (my fav yet he frightens most..'Cool Bassist) , Eric (awesome Vocalist), Karl (amazing!), Donnie and former legend member Ross the Boss (incrediable-Master Guitarist, lov' him). Every now and then I take out one of their old Classic Concert footage on VHS the New York live one...'mid 80's and their live performance of the Classic "Hell & Kill" is stealer bad a$$ performance I've ever seen and their newest DVD's are pretty spectacular too.

# Apr 5, 2011 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RTB writes:

hope its wasnt drugs, or self inflictive
respect those guys and there music alot... horns up

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

RIP true metal brother

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. badassbeerman writes:

ManOwar...born to live forever more

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Tom Himself writes:

Rest easy, friend.

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BoltThrower writes:

Scott was also with Manowar between 1996 and 2008.

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Not fair writes:

This is the second unexpected death those of us from the Upstate NY area have had to deal with in the last 11 months...

First Ronnie, now Scott...

I know they will be jamming together soon...

R.I.P.

# Apr 7, 2011 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metal-man writes:

man that suck iam a big manowar fan

# Apr 12, 2011 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. R Tenney writes:

Yea I'm with ya metal man on Manowar. Love the first 4 or 5 releases from these guys. Hail to England @ into Glory Ride :Classics! RIP

# Apr 12, 2011 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Blackheart*915 writes:

R.I.P. metal brother... we'll miss you

# Apr 16, 2011 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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