QUIET RIOT SINGER KEVIN DUBROW DEAD AT 52
Michael Politz of The Vegas Eye reports that Quiet Riot singer Kevin Dubrow was found dead in his home last night, Sunday, November 25, at the age of 52. Little is known thus far other than the above article, and statements written by original bassist Kelly Garni and drummer Frankie Banali. From Garni, on the Randy Rhoads message board:
“I ask this to all of you not only for myself but for other friends and family. I ask that no one here offer any speculation or opinions, theories or other things that could be construed as negative or, and I’m sorry for this, even sympathetic, right at this immediate time. I am already within hours of this having to deal with untrue rumors and speculation and that only adds fuel to that. There is a tendency for the subject of Kevin to incite flames on every board and now is not the time for that. I will explain to everyone here the facts and the truth in the next 24 to 48 hours as I realize this will effect us all. So please, until then, be patient. All details and other pertinate [sic] info will be passed on to you here when it becomes available to me. Thank you.”
And from Banali on his official website, in lone white text on the main and only page:
“I can’t even find words to say. Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend Kevin DuBrow.”
We will of course update when we have more information.