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Former Morbid Angel Guitarist Richard Brunelle Passes Away

Morbid Angel's ex-guitarist Richard Brunelle has died at the age of 55. His sister-in-law Marilyn revealed that he passed away on Monday, September 23rd. The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Richard Brunelle appeared on their 1986 "Abominations of Desolation" demo album (released in 1991), as welllas on 1989their debut “Altars Of Madness” and their 1991 sophomore follow-up, “Blessed Are The Sick“. He played with the band for several periods of time over the years, including a run with Morbid Angel that lasted from 1985-1992, followed by returns in 1994 and 1998.

Richard Brunelle battled with a serious drug addiction in the years that followed his exit from the group that led to a number of arrests and time in prison on substance-abuse related charges.

Comments Morbid Angel's ex-drummer Pete Sandoval of Brunelle‘s death:

“This is really sad!
So many great memories we shared together that I’ll never forget, hope and wish you are in a better place.
My condolences to his family.
“I just received an email of his family letting me know about this sad new, please, a little respect guys, don’t ask me the cause of death or something like that, does it matter? he just passed away and that’s sad”
Thanks”

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