"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Just For Fun

Phil Anselmo Found Dead In Bus While On Tour

I for one am shocked and saddened by this next post, as I am an extremely huge fan of Pantera and Down. It is truly a sad day for all of Phil's fans. R.I.P. Phil, you will be missed dearly!

Today will be remembered forever for all Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and Down fans. Lead singer Phillip Anselmo was found dead today. The discovery was made on-board the Superjoint Ritual bus in route to Atlanta‘s show from Tampa Florida. Apparently by Rex and Hank Williams III. They stated that they found him with a syringe sticking out of his right arm. Also, the toxicology report from the coroner said "no narcotics other then marijuana were found in his system at the time of autopsy." They also stated later in the report they found extremely high amounts of glucose in his blood stream. That only leads one to believe Phil must‘ve mistaken brown sugar for heroin he attempted to purchase in his hometown. Official cause of death was heart failure, apparently the sugar must've gotten into his heart and clogged the main arteries and therefore the heart failed to work.

We expect a date and time and place for the viewing to be released soon, and as soon as it is it will be made available to everyone right here.

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.


74 Comments on "Phil Anselmo Found Dead In Bus While On Tour"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. sm writes:

this is sad. rest in peace you will live in your music.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. Dan writes:

Don't regret rules I broke, When I die Bury me In smoke. -Phil R.I.P.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 3:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. Andrew writes:

This better not be a sick april fools joke, just for the sake of those of us who worship pantera

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 3:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. Dave writes:

....brown sugar? Serious? Was he diabetic? High amounts of glucose (sugar) ?.........no way.

If this is true, thats a f***ing sh**ty way to go out.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
5. LeperMessiah writes:

this can't be true!! please tell me it's a joke... i've been searching on the internet all morning and no website mentionned this...

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
6. randomkilling writes:

uhhhh.... april fools day anyone?

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
7. XepeR^ writes:

:O wtf?! since when? and how did you find out? :S

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
8. Cold writes:

go to www.laidtowaste.tk ... and tell em phill anselmo aint dead

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
9. randomkilling writes:

I dont know for sure if its a sick joke or not but im guessing it is, its too much coincidence on April fools Day, and the way it says he died seems pretty bullsh**!! ODing on brown sugar for f***s sake!!
I dont believe it.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
10. EmperorHorde writes:

They played in Atlanta yesterday... fools

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
11. EmperorHorde writes:

They played in Atlanta yesterday... fools

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
12. Goth writes:

This is eather a sick april fools joke, im sorry, but damm sick, I dont care who you are or what was implied by this but a big f***-u to the person who did this.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
13. darkchildinside666 writes:

This better be a joke or this is the worst day ever in the history of man kind. Phil Anselmo is god and if he died this is going to suck really badly.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
14. randomkilling writes:

EmperorHorde is right, go to the super Joint ritual website and check the tour dates... They have already played in Atlanta. Which means its all bullsh**!!! What a sh**ty a$$ trick to play!!!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
15. DivineText writes:

I have not found anything else anywhere to confirm this story...So I say it is B.S.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
16. PhilAintDead writes:

Real Funny f***ing Joke you c*** Sucking Mother f***in Piece of sh**!!!!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
17. phil anselmo writes:

uhhhm like ugggm i never f*** up on heron uhhhm im the uhhm king of uhhhm metal

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
18. usurper writes:

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

you morons

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
19. jimmy bower writes:

hey guys this is jimmy bower. dont believe this sh**. email me. jus click on ym name if you have any questions

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
20. necro writes:

bwhahahahahah the queer is dead

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
21. Dead writes:

HELL f***IN NO THIS BETTER BE A f***IN JOKE!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
22. mdigiacomo writes:

NOBODY BELIEVE THIS BOGUS STORY ABOUT PHIL I"LL TELL YOU WHY
REASON #1 PHIL HAS DONE HEROIN ENOUGH TO KNOW IF IT WAS BROWN SUGAR OR NOT
REASON #2 THE ARTICLE SAID REX AND HANK WILLAMS THE THIRD FOUND HIM AND REX IS NOT IN SUPERJOINT RITUAL
AND FINALLY I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY TO THE PIECE OF sh** WHO WROTE THAT ARTICLE APRIL FOOL'S DAY IS ALL IN FUN BUT DON'T KID ABOUT SOMEONE DYING

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
23. GILDO writes:

WTF!!! this whole article is f**king bulsh*t don't believe a word of it. Whoever wrote this THAT AIN'T FUNNY AT ALL!!!!!! do us all a favor and don't ever post anything again. It's good to have fun and all but thats goin a little to far.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
24. herioin writes:

good thing phil is dead he was juts a stupid hick ruining the metal scene with sterotypical beer drinking and weed smoking migth as well have icp take his place

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
25. rey writes:

Yeah i think its bulls*** too cause Rex isnt even with him haha.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
26. jew writes:

any dumb f*** who listens to pantera would believe this, if this was true which it cant be cause ou only get horribly sick from injecting sugar, and you cant melt sugar to injct it either.

leave it to stupid pantera fans to belive such stuff

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
27. Plan2Damage writes:

this is such bullshi t...if you believe this...kill youself

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
28. Tasha writes:

i think this has to beull sh** brown sugar?? what the f***?? but if it is then.....
i was pn the Superjoint Ritual streetteam and this is f***ed up!!!! i loved SJR Down and Pantera! Phil had a great voice and was one of the best. he will be missed very much. but will ive on in all of his fans.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
29. Trip writes:

Haha stupid f***ers.. phil is da man though

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
30. Contagion writes:

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
now he's up visiting the big shady mexican in the sky
Last words: "Whoa"

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
31. Jurgen writes:

yay!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
32. JUBY writes:

I f***in hope this is bullsh** CorrosiveMind.
For ure f***in sake.
Phil IS the king of metal.
Next to Robb Flynn ofcourse butf*** that, that is a sick joke.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
33. Jeebz writes:

He supposedly died lastnight??? and theres already a toxicology report???? BULLSH*T!!!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
34. john writes:

if this f***ing sick and f***ing twisted joke themuther f***er that put that i hope he f***ing die's in the next sec..! if it's tru R.I.P and thanks for the metal we have today if it wasn't for yall to show these kids how metal is play'd we wouldn't have great bands like slipknot ect. man this f***'d up though god dam i can't belive this sh** im taken this sh** hard man fav..band in hole f***ing world! RIP phil.im miss u man!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
35. suckafish03(buttcrackjack) writes:

this had better be some f***ed up joke because pantera and sjr and down were some crazy a$$ bands and they raised me right i grew up listening to that metal

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
36. Keri writes:

hahahaha! Classic! f***in brown sugar what a joke

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
37. Hunkashit writes:

Phil is stupid enough to do this sh**. He got high with his best friend and his friend od'ed and died and didnt even take the poor guy to the hospital. What makes you think he wont do some dumb sh** again. i idolized Phil when he was in pantera and Down but my respect for the man has went straight down the sh**ter.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
38. Terrance Lee writes:

the power of the riff compells me

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
39. Big Ross writes:

RIP Homie

spillith thy 40 for my dead homie

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
40. metalhead644 writes:

heh heh heh.....i love everyone who takes this all seriously, or who is extremely p***ed off about it......god i wish id die from a brown sugar overdose

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
41. aada writes:

f'ing retards.
1: toxology is NO WHERE NEAR that quick.
2: liquified sugar = caramel. how the hell do you inject caramel?
3: sugar is dissapated quickly in blood stream, couldn't have clogged his heart.

idiots.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
42. bondservnt writes:

PHil is dead? yeah right!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
43. bondservnt writes:

PHil is dead? yeah right!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
44. WOLVIE writes:

Oh my God, I am gonna kill myself!

Seriously, I cannot believe how many of you believe this sh** on April Fools BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
45. Luke writes:

April fools?

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
46. Phil writes:

I am f***in dead, remember me in the good times not the bad.. btw f*** dime bag.. he had sex with my mom..
-phil

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
47. Dave Fitz the Butcher writes:

If this indeed a April Fool's joke, I hope the culrprit of this "joke" runs into a man similar to Albert Fish

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
48. bob writes:

he ain't dead ya jizzrags

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
49. Cactus Jack writes:

Apparently a lot of people on this board really think its actual Brown Sugar, jesus.

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
50. steven writes:

Phil's not dead. Corrosivemind...I hope Phil brutally murders you and smokes your remains like a big fat joint...

suck my balls

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
51. Fred Flintstone writes:

CorrosiveMind

You're a f***ing idiot

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
52. JASON writes:

Hi, guy's this is jason manger of down i have veary good news for yall pantera , down fans , philip isn't dead lol.. but he is in fact got broken leg not from a "brown suger O-D " but from falling off stage on tour and infact he know's about this rumor and we got intouch with the auther of this sit and someone like you add the new if u didn't notice u can summit your on new on this sit so don't belive everything u read unless it's new papper are our web sit u can check us out with lates new on pantera and down at www.pantera.com are www.down.com but thanks and philip said " APRIL FOOLS " and thanks for showing yalls care for him and when he does die dont cry like some b****s " and i know half of yall want belive this is really someone from the band manger's so come to www.pantera.com and ill post some stuff up there about this rumor so noone els will belive this fake rumore thanks jason!

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
53. Zyklon writes:

hahahhah I wish he really was dead, hes a fa**ot loser anyway

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 3:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
54. CorrosiveMind writes:

hey "jason" even if you were the manager of down/pantera. you would be obsolete by now, as both bands are broken up and never to be reformed. Also, i was the guy who made this story as a part of this staff, it was meant as a joke, people need to lighten up and learn to take things as a grain-of-salt....however to all of those who i have offended f*** YOU!!!! hahahaha man april fools day rocks, I feel so accomplished now!

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
55. fyist writes:

uuuhhhh ... hey corrosive mind . it's pretty impressive that you can say that someone who is a manager of Down is obsolete when all you do is help run a f***ing message board. of course you are going to get people disputing this story .. isn't that the point ? also, i really admire you for your wit and wisdom.and i'm really glad you feel accomplised ... everyone needs goals. keep on keepin' on brother.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 7:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
56. hektik writes:

too bad this isn't real. Phil Anselmo is a piece of sh** and needs to die soon.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
57. john writes:

no yall f***ing fags yall the f***ing a$$ rapeing geeks philip is made the most kick a$$ bands yallk little f***ing ounks will ever hear in your f***ing life times so get the d*** outa yalls ears u little fags anf lisen to some reall f***ing matel!

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
58. CorrosiveMind writes:

hey fyist, actually i don't help run a "f***ing message board" I am one of the only 3 people on this "team" that actually do their part on a regular basis, plus I am the first person of this site to ever get any interviews, I've interviewed Skumlove's singer; Skum, Max Illidge from 40 Below Summer and also am interviewing Fear Factory in about 2 weeks...but yea you're entitled to your opinions as much as I am, so keep on posting if ya want

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
59. Czarria writes:

ATTENTION: Phil Anselmo was live and well yesterday and last night (the 1st). Stupid April Fools sh**. We saw Superjoint Ritual and he was alive and well. Don't be sad.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
60. m writes:

you people are so f***ing stupid to believe something like this.. its only obvious that it was an april fools joke, and if you fell for it, then your one stupid human being.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
61. TinGod writes:

HARDCORE??!! You fvcking little pukes make me wanna kill!! Phil is dead is great!! Less fake poseur metal and more "true" Go kill yourselves and save me the trouble. See all y'all in hell!

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
62. wow writes:

ok that was just plain wrong

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
63. wow writes:

ok that was just plain wrong

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
64. LiLMiSSMeSHuGGaH writes:

Oh My God...

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
65. LiLMiSSMeSHuGGaH writes:

Stupid a$$ Rammin' Chump f*** Bastards.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
66. ehh.. writes:

he should be dead.

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
67. Jesus writes:

HAAAHAHA! got all of you! HAHA, awesome prank!

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
68. no writes:

dumb

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
69. Kimmie Khaos writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA..
Damn you brown sugar! DAMN YOU!!!!!!
Now *that* was a good April Fool's joke! :-D

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
70. Russ writes:

Gotcha

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
71. Phil Anselmo writes:

I'm not dead and wow big ross what metalhead says homie fag

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
72. Phil Anselmo writes:

Everyone here should shoot brown sugar its the sh**

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
73. Hatebreed writes:

why is everyone ganging up on corrosivemind he's just the messenger

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
74. Andy writes:

What a bunch of horsesh1t!! This is the lamest april fools' day joke ever. Anyone who has done as much drugs as phil did, know better, and cant possibly mistake brown sugar for heroin. It's a funny joke because everyone thinks he's the next to die. This is hella fake. Suck my Balls!

# Apr 5, 2004 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.