The online maze of rumours that circulated this morning was overwhelming. But now it is with great sadness that we confirm that Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele has passed away, he was 48. Steele was found in his New York home, and heart failure is believed to have been the cause; however that has not been confirmed.
Peter Steele was one of the most recognisable voices in metal, with Type O Negative’s brand of goth tinged, doom influenced cacophony yielding universally lauded albums like Bloody Kisses and October Rust.
Condolences go out to Steele’s family, friends and bandmates. RIP