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R.I.P. Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams

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Photo by Johnson Schatz
Photo by Johnson Schatz

Suicidal Tendencies have made the following announcement:

“It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassists Tim ‘Rawbiz’ Williams. Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. 

“Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it’s best. 

“We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally.”

No further details were given, although the phrase “even when his body wasn’t at it’s best” suggests the bassist may have been suffering from a long-term illness. I’m obviously speculating, so take that with a grain of salt.

In addition to Suicidal Tendencies, Williams worked with a number of non-metal artists, including Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, Young Jeezy, and Angie Stone.

Our thoughts are with Tim’s friends and family. We’ll let you know if any additional information becomes available.

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