Nevermore/Sanctuary Vocalist Warrel Dane Dead at Age 56
UPDATE: Dane was 56 years old at the time of his passing. It was originally reported that he was 48.
Brazil’s BOL Notícias is reporting that Warrel Dane, vocalist for Nevermore and Sanctuary, has died from a heart attack. He was only 48-years-old.
Dane was in São Paulo making his second solo album at the time of his death.
According to Johnny Moraes, Dane’s guitarist:
“He died in the night, he had a heart attack, he was in the flat where he stayed for the recording of the album, when it happened. I got to do cardiac massage, we called the Samu [EMS], who arrived very fast, but when they arrived he was already dead.”
Moraes went on to say that Dane’s “health was already very weak because of his diabetes and his problems with alcoholism.”
As huge Sanctuary fans and MASSIVE Nevermore fans, we here at MetalSucks could not be more devastated by this news. Our thoughts are with Dane’s loved ones. Make sure you crank some of the man’s music today to pay homage to his legacy.