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Pilgrim Frontman Jon Rossi Dead at Age 26

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Jon “The Wizard” Rossi, guitarist and vocalist for the Rhode Island doom band Pilgrim, has passed away. He was only 26.

Norway’s Devil broke the news on Facebook:

“The world has lost a wizard.

“We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Jon Rossi of Pilgrim. We crossed paths a couple of times, and a more humble and kind soul you won’t come across often.

“Our deepest condolances to Jon’s family, friends and his brothers in Pilgrim.

“Rest in Peace, Wizard. The pilgrimage has just begun.”

No additional details are known at this time, nor have Pilgrim released a statement of their own. The band performed with The Obsessed and Cobalt this past Wednesday, October 25, so it’s safe to say that Rossi’s death is most unexpected. Fan-filmed video from that performance can be seen below:

We’ll share more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, on behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, our thoughts are with Rossi’s loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. Make sure you rock out to some Pilgrim today in his honor.

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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