Former Black Flag Bassist Cel Revuelta Has Passed Away


Cel Revuelta, former bassist for Black Flag, has passed away. We’re not currently able to verify his exact age, but if we assume he’s a contemporary of other Black Flag members for his era of the band, he’d be somewhere in his mid/late-50s or early 60s.

Revuelta was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor last summer. His family broke the sad news of his death via a crowdfunding page intended to raise money for Revuelta’s medical bills:

“Today we lost a wonderful person , our hearts are broken Cel passed away this morning Wednesday May 3rd 2017, he was surrounded by his immediate family. He fought til his last breath. Forever he is loved and will be missed. Love ❤️ You Uncle Cel!!”

Revuelta was part of the final line-up for Black Flag when they broke up in 1986; he also participated in a series of reunion shows in 2003. Unfortunately, he did not, to the best of my knowledge, ever get to record with the band. Nevertheless, he was undeniably a big part of the Black Flag experience for many fans.

Revuelta is the first member of Black Flag to pass away.

Our thoughts are with Revuelta’s loved ones during this painful time.

Thanks: L.B.

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