The northwest metal community received devastating news out of Brazil this morning when it was reported that Warrel Dane, who made his mark with Sanctuary and Nevermore, passed away from a heart attack at age 56.
According to music news website Blabbermouth, guitarist Johnny Moraes, who was a member of Dane‘s solo band, was with the singer around midnight when Warrel started to feel bad.
“He died in the night,” Moraes told Brazil’s UOL. “He was in the apartment where he stayed during the recording of the album when it happened. I gave him cardiac massage and we called the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU), who came very fast, but when they arrived, he was already dead.”
More details will be released as they become available. RIP Warrel.