Trevor Strnad, the lead singer of the melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder, died at the age of 41.
Trevor Strnad, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the Black Dahlia Murder, passed away at the age of 41. On social media, his bandmates announced his demise. Although no reason was offered, the notice included contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The group acknowledged his passing in an Instagram message on Wednesday night (11 May 2022).
“It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad,” the four band members wrote. He was a beloved son, brother, and good-time shepherd who was adored by all who encountered him.
“He was a hugger, a writer, and certainly one of the world’s finest entertainers. He was a walking encyclopaedia of all things music.” His songs told tales and cast magic, as well as horror and whimsy. It had been his life’s ambition to be on your show.”
While the cause of death has not been confirmed, the message ended with a phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
STRNAD WAS A MEMBER OF THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER TEAM
The band’s two original members were Strnad and guitarist Brian Eschbach; since its formation in Michigan in 2001, there have been 11 departures.
The Black Dahlia Murder produced a demo called What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse, and their first full album, Unhallowed, reached number one on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart in 2003.
The band has published nine albums over the years, the most recent of which being Verminous, which was released in 2020.
Please, tell me this isn’t real. This is truly a joke right? The master of my upbringing….cannot be dead.I’m literally in tears to just hear this news of Trevor strand passing. This is not real. I have him to thank for the person I am today. PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN’T REAL.— Ricky (@Ricky80108325) May 11, 2022
TREVOR STRNAD IS HONOURED BY THE STARS
Darkest Hour, a fellow metal band, posted an Instagram photo of Strnad with John Henry, calling him a “total delight to be around.”
“RIP Trevor Strnad, you’ll be missed deeply,” Hatebreed’s lead singer Jamey Jasta tweeted. My heartfelt sympathies go out to TDBM, his family, friends, and fans. Thank you for all of the laughs, tales, music, and more.”
RIP Trevor Strand, The Black Dahlia Murder we're one of the first Death Metal bands I ever heard and helped me get into Extreme Metal, and I've always heard Trevor was such an amazing guy and he loved supporting other bands, RIP to an absolute legend. pic.twitter.com/Dr1QK429Dh— (Bailey) Cosmic_BlackMetal96 (@BaileyR_1996) May 12, 2022
Stray From The Patch drummer Craig Reynolds praised Strnad’s vocal abilities, claiming that other death metal bands have two singers because “none of them could do what he did.”
With a 21-year run, The Black Dahlia Murder exposed many people to the genre, and the unexpected death left many people heartbroken.
i am devastated. i don’t even know what to say. RIP Trevor Strnad. the absolute king of madness and haunted poetry. truly untouchable.— Kyle Brownlee (@_kylebrownlee) May 11, 2022
without Trevor and TBDM, i wouldn’t be a drummer. wouldn’t be in counterparts. you wouldn’t know me, and i wouldn’t know you.