Enfold Darkness Bassist Todd Honeycutt Commits Suicide by Hanging
Todd Honeycutt, bassist for technical black/black metallers Enfold Darkness, killed himself yesterday. He was only 30 years old.
Enfold Darkness guitarist Elijah Whitehead came home from work yesterday to find Honeycutt hanging in his garage. The story began circulating privately on Facebook yesterday afternoon, with Whitehead offering (screen shot at the bottom of this post):
“I came home from work last night to find that Todd had hug himself in my garage. I am shaken and disturbed, but in good hands. I am having a gathering at my place this evening to remember him if anyone wants to stop by for a bit. Bring lots of hugs. I need them. Hold your Boiz close.”
The band subsequently released an official statement this morning via Facebook acknowledging Honeycutt’s passing, and launched a GoFundMe to help cover funeral costs and to transport his body from Nashville to his family in South Carolina:
“Our brother Todd, who performed on our latest album, has taken his own life. I wish that we could give you a better sounding statement – we are all still in disbelief. If you are able to chip in, let’s get him back to his family in South Carolina.”
The GoFundMe has a modest goal of $10,000 and is already well on its way with over $1,500 having been donated as of the time this piece was published. Donate here if you can.
Honeycutt played bass on Enfold Darkness’s most recent album, Adversary Omnipotent, released earlier this year, and on “The Dirge of the Surrogate Invictus” single from 2015, although James Turk had been playing bass with the band at recent live appearances. Honeycutt also played in the band Garotte.
On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish all the best to Honeycutt’s family, friends and bandmates. We know how difficult this is, and we hope you get all the answers you’re seeking and love you need.
If you, or anyone you know, is having suicidal thoughts or ideations, PLEASE, please reach out to The Suicide Prevention Lifeline online or by calling 800-273-8255. There is hope, and there is help! It is OK to not feel OK.