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Avenged Sevenfold drummer died of accidental overdose

By | Published on Friday 11 June 2010

It has been revealed that Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs mixed with alcohol last December. Coroner Mitchell Sigal told Rolling Stone that toxicology results had revealed “acute polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol”.

As previously reported, Sullivan was found dead, aged just 28, on 28 Dec last year. Initially it was reported that his death appeared to be from natural causes. In a statement released at the time, the remaining members of Avenged Sevenfold, of which he was a founder member, said: “Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother”.

The band are due to release their fifth album, ‘Nightmare’, on 26 Jul via Warner Bros Records.