The Rev accidentally overdosed
2010-06-10 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 194 Comments

It has officially been confirmed that Avenged Sevenfold's former drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan's death was caused by an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol.

Toxicology reports indicate that Sullivan suffered acute polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol. Oxycodone is a painkiller, Oxymorphone is also a painkiller, similar to Morphine, Diazepam/Nordiazepam are anxiety medications and ethanol is the intoxicant in alcohol.

Sullivan died on December 28, 2009. He was 28 years old.

A longer version of the story can be found at: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/112469

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Gaythiest
June 10th 2010

141 Comments


Still don't care.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

16134 Comments


Ruh roh.

BallsToTheWall
June 10th 2010

44164 Comments


Dumb and easily avoidable way to die.

TheSpirit
June 10th 2010

17626 Comments


Not really surprised

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FadeToBlack
June 10th 2010

10913 Comments


how can you 'accidentally' overdose?

BallsToTheWall
June 10th 2010

44164 Comments


Sup Ermac.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

16134 Comments


Ain't a thing dude. You chillin?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

31047 Comments


how is this 'accidental'?

Maybe he didn't intend to od, idk

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TRMshadow
June 10th 2010

4982 Comments


Idiot died in a stupid way. Deaths like Dio's are far more worth mourning than this guy's.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

8321 Comments


how is this 'accidental'?
Don't ask. It's mostly thrown in either to be discrete and respectful, or to imply he wasn't the sharpest pencil in the box. Or maybe just like Dev said, didn't actually intend to od. I just read the article and posted the news, I'm not a doctor.

Still a huge RIP though, was a great musician and I'm sure was a great person too.

DiceMan
June 10th 2010

7068 Comments


Well... When you're taking that many painkillers.. And drinking booze... What else did he expect? To be unable to feel pain?

anuspudding
June 10th 2010

403 Comments


^agreed

*EDIT* while i do agree with what musicaddiction said, this was aimed at TRMshadow


FadeToBlack
June 10th 2010

10913 Comments


Maybe he didn't intend to od, idk
you've got to be a complete tard to 'accidentally' overdose. you only have to read the fucking labels

and dont say 'oh he was drinking blah blah'... since when is it ever a good idea to combine alcohol with other drugs, especially painkillers

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

28374 Comments


Idiot died in a stupid way. Deaths like Dio's are far more worth mourning than this guy's.


yeah let's decide which death is more worthy of mourning. divine and knowledgeable sputnik usership.

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pfillypfeffer
June 10th 2010

48 Comments


Why does a "healthy" late 20's year old need that much pain medication anyway?

There is nothing surprising about this. If you're taking those pills to get fucked up then you're going to pay the price.

bloc
June 10th 2010

34735 Comments


There are no such things as accidents when taking drugs.

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Slipping Away
June 10th 2010

1261 Comments


dumbass

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


You guys can call the guy an idiot all you want, considering you all know exactly what was going on in his life

Titan50
June 10th 2010

4588 Comments


Okay then

R6Rider
June 10th 2010

4544 Comments


no surprise.

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FadeToBlack
June 10th 2010

10913 Comments


i will call him an idiot because he was stupid enough to overdose. I dont see why 'what was going on in his life' is an excuse.

unless he was trying to suicide of course

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


^Exactly my point

tinathefatlard
June 10th 2010

1597 Comments


You don't "accidentally" mix prescription drugs and alcohol, it's like oil and water.

Women in tuxedos.

Or Dave and Butch Walker...you know someone's gonna get raped.

natey
June 10th 2010

4170 Comments


Well... When you're taking that many painkillers.. And drinking booze... What else did he expect? To be unable to feel pain?

well they're "painkillers" but they're also fun etc


DiceMan
June 10th 2010

7068 Comments


You're right. Cause giving away one of the most valuable things on the planet isn't stupid.

Jonathan10
June 10th 2010

760 Comments


Surely he wanted to die. Who would take that many painkillers and not expect to die

FadeToBlack
June 10th 2010

10913 Comments


lol no mang itwas an accident hur hur hur he jus couldnt count right

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


None of us know what he was going through, or what was going through his head. For all we know the guy may have had some mental disabillity, whether it was depression or bi-polar disorder. Yes, suicide is as selfish as it gets. If you kill one's self you affect more than yourself. However, without knowing what kind of mental instabilities he had and without knowing what was going on in his life, who's to say he's an idiot?

UnfunFionn
June 10th 2010

54 Comments


No sympathy. That's just completely dumb.

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


I'm just trying to look at it from the other side, that's all. I've been through some similar shit to what he may have been going through, so I feel a bit of sympathy for him, but mostly for his family and friends.

OllieS
June 10th 2010

2030 Comments


I love how everyone completely judges him with such conviction. You know, maybe he just made a mistake in counting? People do make them...

FadeToBlack
June 10th 2010

10913 Comments


yea instead of taking two pills he miscounted n took the whole pack, its very understandable. could happen to anyone

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


Yeah, except for the fact that it doesn't necessarily mean he took the whole pack. You can overdose on one, dude.

FadeToBlack
June 10th 2010

10913 Comments


I was overexaggerating

Fact is he still failed to read the label and count properley. Obviously there is going to be more to the story than 'he od'd, he died', but presumably his family don't want to announce that.

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


yeah there's nothing about quantity there. I've had my life affected by drug addiction in multiple ways, so I'll be the last one to say something bad about the dude in death.

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Jonathan10
June 10th 2010

760 Comments


or maybe he got a boo boo and took some extra happy pills to make the pain go away but he took too many

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


I know you were, but at the same time it seemed that there was what you thought was "truth" in your statement

Jonathan10
June 10th 2010

760 Comments


look buckfutter you have exactly 1000 more comments than me, well not anymore

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


Now I do

Jonathan10
June 10th 2010

760 Comments


OH goody

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

18227 Comments


Not really surprised


This. Also, still don't care.

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SepticReAnimate
June 10th 2010

182 Comments


shitty drummer.

stupid way to die.

nothing about this guy was any good. also, he wore guyliner.

qed.

TheNewWhack
June 10th 2010

1472 Comments


When you're fucked up, you look for things that get you even more fucked up. I know it from past experience. If I hadn't quit my old band, I'd prob be dead as well. Stop talking shit.

Detective Dan
June 10th 2010

169 Comments


wow this is only 6 months after he died


just in time for their new album to come out

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"shitty drummer.

stupid way to die.

nothing about this guy was any good. also, he wore guyliner.

qed."

Yeah, because judging someone by their talents rather than the content of their character is the right way to go, huh?

That kinda shit gives metalheads a bad name.

Emim
June 10th 2010

26570 Comments


I feel badly for the band and his family and all those that mourn his loss, but I have little sympathy for asshats that OD.

HallucinogeNick
June 10th 2010

755 Comments


I hope you feel better Emim and Fadetoblack now that you've thoroughly tarnished the dead man's name. Who gives a shit how he died. Overdose or not, have a little respect.

FadeToBlack
June 10th 2010

10913 Comments


no. he died because of his own stupidity; there isn't anything to respect in that.

MindTrain
June 10th 2010

1093 Comments


no he died because you didnt love him enough

ameypv
June 10th 2010

807 Comments


how is this 'accidental'?

best comment ever

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


I guess you could say Hendrix died of his own stupidity too. Not to mention Keith Moon and Jon Bonham.

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"no. he died because of his own stupidity; there isn't anything to respect in that."

Once again, you don't know that. It doesn't necessarily mean that he took 8 of everything. I know someone who overdosed on one 500 MG vicodin. Stop making assumptions

MetalEmmanuel
June 10th 2010

57 Comments


If people were knowing more about drugs they wouldn't make comments like that.

Accidental overdose means an overdose that has been caused by undesired effects. What I mean, it is normally you can take drugs with having the effect adding each others, but in this case the sum of all the drugs he has taken caused much more than the sum of all the effects . Sometime in pharmacy, things like that happen and with the research you try dodging these "over-add". Sometimes, this is impossible because you never know how the body will act on the drugs and vice-versa.

Blame the drug dealer for not noticing him that these cannot be taken simultaneously and with alcohol. Even prescribing Oxydocone is not really a thing to do(see that in my pharm course) We don't have these problems in Quebec because we have competent people.

P.S Blame Me for having such a bad english and cannot truly explain what I means -.-

MindTrain
June 10th 2010

1093 Comments


i lost you at "if"

Poedelie
June 10th 2010

32 Comments


Rock 'n Roll.
Could have been easily avoided ..

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


Yeah, and it can also happen to anybody

SCREAM!
June 10th 2010

10020 Comments


I thought sputnik had way more class than this.

All the people talking shit obviously dont actually know someone thats been through an OD.

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MindTrain
June 10th 2010

1093 Comments


"Yeah, and it can also happen to anybody"

it can't happen to Steven Seagal

"I thought sputnik had way more class than this."

loooooool

bringthegjaw
June 10th 2010

90 Comments


wow...dood had a SHIT ton of drugs in his system. RIP

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SCREAM!
June 10th 2010

10020 Comments


NAh man, even the people on here usually draw the line at poking fun at dead artists

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


^agreed

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

17204 Comments


cool story, rev.

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


If this was an article about Kurt Cobain killing himself, everyone would be praising him about how great of a man he was.

Emim
June 10th 2010

26570 Comments


All the people talking shit obviously dont actually know someone thats been through an OD.


I do, but people know the consequences for mixing drugs and alcohol. There is little to no excuse for "accidentally" mixing "Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol". That is where my sympathy for anything other than his death ends.

SCREAM!
June 10th 2010

10020 Comments


Like buckfutter said though, no one actually knows wether he was mentally stable or not. A normal person would see that coming a mile away, but if he was under some serious stress/depression/etc he mightve just been desperate for something to help him cope. Im not saying thats the right way to cope but a lot of people dont know any better.

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


yeah, almost every "tragic musician death" in history could've easily been avoided (unless you subscribe to the Elliott Smith and Kurt Cobain murder conspiracies). Why aren't people talking shit about Elvis or Layne Staley?

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

17204 Comments


Why aren't people talking shit about Elvis or Layne Staley?
because they were worthwhile contributors to music. Oh and Elvis' death is kinda lulzy if you listen to what his personal physician claims.

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"I do, but people know the consequences for mixing drugs and alcohol. There is little to no excuse for "accidentally" mixing "Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol". That is where my sympathy for anything other than his death ends."

Do you have any clue what the amounts were? Do you know exactly what his reactions to the drugs were? No, so stop making the assumption that the guy is an idiot or shut the fuck up. It's that simple. At least have some sympathy for the person. If it was an accident, then give your condolenses and move on. If it was on purpose, you have no clue what the guy was going through. For all we know the guy could have been a manic depressive and had no other way out. Some people are sick that way and will never get better. I'm not condoning suicide, but there is more to it than just "oh, what an idiot."

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"Why aren't people talking shit about Elvis or Layne Staley?
because they were worthwhile contributors to music. Oh and Elvis' death is kinda lulzy if you listen to what his personal physician claims. "

So once again we judge whether a person should be remembered is by their talent level/contribution to the arts, and not the content of their character? That's bullshit, dude.

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


I'm not sure what musical contributions have to do with disrespecting someone's death. then again, we're on the comment thread of a music news article, so I guess it doesn't really matter.

what is the story with his personal physician?

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


Ya know, if there was a news article out tomorrow morning about Jesse Lacey committing suicide, this whole site would shut down in mourning. The following day, on the thread, everyone would be praising the guy for being "a good guy" or "a great contributor to the art," and I'm not saying he shouldn't be. That should be the way it is with every suicide/overdose, though, not just the ones you like. It's fucking tragic, whether you like what he did for music or not

Emim
June 10th 2010

26570 Comments


Do you have any clue what the amounts were? Do you know exactly what his reactions to the drugs were? No, so stop making the assumption that the guy is an idiot or shut the fuck up. It's that simple. At least have some sympathy for the person. If it was an accident, then give your condolenses and move on. If it was on purpose, you have no clue what the guy was going through. For all we know the guy could have been a manic depressive and had no other way out. Some people are sick that way and will never get better. I'm not condoning suicide, but there is more to it than just "oh, what an idiot."


I've been through depression and known MANY others that went through the same thing. The bottom line is that drugs and alcohol should NEVER be mixed, in any quantity. As I've said before, the family and friends have my condolences, and I thought he was a great drummer. This is no more tragic than any other death though.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

17204 Comments


what is the story with his personal physician?
constipation+cardiac arrhythmia

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


Emim: I don't think anyone insinuated it was more tragic than other deaths, simply that it wasn't less tragic.

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"I've been through depression and known MANY others that went through the same thing. The bottom line is that drugs and alcohol should NEVER be mixed, in any quantity. As I've said before, the family and friends have my condolences, and I thought he was a great drummer. This is no more tragic than any other death though."

Dude, I'm right there with you. I've been through basically all of the above. But some people, unfortunately, seem to think that just because he's in a band they don't like that this ISN'T as tragic as another death. And you're right, this isn't anymore tragic than any other death.

SCREAM!
June 10th 2010

10020 Comments


It isnt any more tragic but it isnt worth all the "look at the idiot" bullshit going on either.

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


wait, Elvis died from the constipation from the pain killers?

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

17204 Comments


because mixing opioids and booze isn't idiotic?

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


I saw you're original comment inveigh..... lol
It's been 35 years. It's okay to joke about something like that over a period of time. However, the medical report just came out on the Rev, so this is too fresh to joke about

paxman
June 10th 2010

4084 Comments


You are focusing too much on the hypotheticals. "It could have been suicide, so don't call him an idiot." That is a laughable argument. And it doesn't even matter if it was 2, 3, or 4 of each drug; only 1 of each, washed down with alcohol, is incredibly STUPID. No sympathy there.

If you go back to the deaths of Jimi Hendrix or of Kurt Cobain and see the mourning masses and saw what was in their hearts, you would see that they were not saddened because a man with honorable character had passed; they were saddened because someone so talented, and who had contributed so much to the arts, would never write another song or play another show. Their character is a facet we can't, or couldn't, see.

Steerpike
June 10th 2010

1860 Comments


Yes, suicide is as selfish as it gets.


As someone who has contemplated suicide, I will bet money that if you were ever in my place, you would change your tune.

Other people here need to learn that making fun of someone's death does not make you edgy or clever or daring.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

17204 Comments


"wait, Elvis died from the constipation from the pain killers?"
His colon was 2 and a half times the size of a normal person's leading to some gnarly shits. mix that with drugs, high blood pressure from trying to lay a brick, and an enlarged heart with an abnormal heartbeat and you get the man died trying to take a shit.

InAbstract
June 10th 2010

26 Comments


Jesse Lacey will never die

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"because mixing opioids and booze isn't idiotic?"

Not necessarily, considering, in my humble opinion, this wasn't accidental. This was on purpose. I think he wanted to die, just because the combinations are too dangerous not to. However, once again, someone wanting to die and following through doesn't make him an idiot. It makes him a sick person, and something was definitely not screwed in tight enough in his head. Give the guy a break. Sure, as I said before, suicide is a selfish, selfish act, but so is calling him an idiot because you think you know what his mindset was.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

17204 Comments


All I'm saying is that if he was looking for a high, he's an idiot using that concoction. If the OD
was intentional that's a deeper psychological problem that shouldn't be trivialized, but since the
article is claiming it was unintentional he's an idiot.

aresx
June 10th 2010

298 Comments


let it be known that i HATE this band. but it sucks that he died
but he shouldn't have been so fucking stupid

Inveigh
June 10th 2010

24863 Comments


haha glad you saw that pit.

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


Well, I just know that if it was accidental, it wasn't very smart. However, that doesn't mean people should be coming on here claiming that the guy is an idiot. Whatever happened to respecting the dead?

PuddlesPuddles
June 10th 2010

4772 Comments


I won't criticize him although I don't believe it was suicide.

He made an uneducated or otherly affected mistake, and it's tragic.

R.I.P.

MoosechriS
June 10th 2010

4932 Comments


It was well known and he and the band have never hidden the fact that they're partial to a bit of drug fuelled madness. Although why he'd be "prescribed" oxycodone i'm not sure as i'm pretty sure it's a drug given to cancer patients. But it's still a massivley unfortunate turn of events that have cost the rev his life. Another great talent lost. R.I.P The Rev

buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"I won't criticize him although I don't believe it was suicide.

He made an uneducated or otherly affected mistake, and it's tragic.

R.I.P."

This

Obfuscation24
June 10th 2010

3939 Comments


I'm with most of you on this. Yeah, it obviously wasn't a great choice to go and mix so much lethal shit together, but who knows what was going on in head. It's not our place to judge the guy's character or personal life.

Against Miik!
June 10th 2010

215 Comments


Sounds like my Friday night.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

1983 Comments


Good drummer dies, sad day.

Idiot overdoses on pills he doesn't have a prescription for while mixing them with alcohol, lesson
to everyone.

a) Drugs are bad, mmkay?
b) Read warning labels on the pill case (aka DON'T TAKE WITH ALCOHOL, even if you do have a
legitimate prescription)

I can separate the drummer and the man, and while the drummer was good and a loss, the man was
fucking stupid.

Maybe I don't know what he was going through, but being human, we all go through a lot of shit.
Drugs are a cop out coping mechanism - nut up and deal with your shit like a man.

Why? Well, there's a lot lower risk of death and a lot more self-satisfaction, for one. Two, it's
cheaper and legal. I don't know that the fucker wouldn't have drunk himself to death anyway, but if
he did, he was either stupid or had a death wish.

So yeah, no sympathy for an accidental overdose. That's just "Weee, I'm having fun, nothing bad
could happen to me" - dead.

He knew the risk, that's all I'm saying. Lie in the bed you make.

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Bfhurricane
June 10th 2010

6197 Comments


I could have told you this the day it happened. It's a shame though, he was an awesome drummer.

Bfhurricane
June 10th 2010

6197 Comments


Not necessarily, considering, in my humble opinion, this wasn't accidental. This was on purpose. I think he wanted to die, just because the combinations are too dangerous not to.


I doubt that this was a suicide or that he wanted to die. I'm sure him and the rest of the band have all mixed drugs and alcohol plenty of times in the past and have still lived. Lots of people think that they won't die out of some psychological sense of invincibility, he just took it too far this time.

I mean, one of my friends met Johnny Christ in a hotel lounge after a show and was brought back to A7X's room to meet the band. Drugs, cocaine and alcohol everywhere, this was years ago, I'm sure they were all passed out that night and many others. I don't think The Rev expected not to wake up this time.

LepreCon
June 10th 2010

3834 Comments


This thread has been pretty lolworthy
But it sucks that he died, his drumming skills were decent

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Volt2187
June 10th 2010

241 Comments


Sucks, but its not a surprise.

and lol at all the haters and those surprised by their comments.

AlexTM510
June 10th 2010

1399 Comments


no matter how sad or accidental it is. it's another death to confirm that alcohol and drugs are never a good idea to mix-period.

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paxman
June 10th 2010

4084 Comments


Seriously? More of that suicide stuff? Did the autopsist--i.e. the expert on this matter--not say "accidental"?

butchinette
June 10th 2010

210 Comments


i like "accidental overdose" it's like "oops... i drop too many pills..." come on...

still, RIP

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buckfutter
June 10th 2010

2164 Comments


"Seriously? More of that suicide stuff? Did the autopsist--i.e. the expert on this matter--not say "accidental"?"

How does the coroner know how he died? Does he go back in time and watch it through a gyroscope?

SepticReAnimate
June 10th 2010

182 Comments


still don't care.

Jonathan10
June 10th 2010

760 Comments


Dis is typical weekend behavior

Bow2LeperMessiah
June 10th 2010

224 Comments


I think i'll keep my horse outta this race. Sputnikwars are however, some of the bestest to spectate.

Asiatic667
June 10th 2010

4648 Comments


This is avoidable as long as someone is dicking around with prescriptions and liquor, but most people will take the floppy-dicked apologetic way around and call it a sad accident

MrSenior
June 10th 2010

212 Comments


Sucks that he died, regardless of how stupid the behavior is looking in from the outside.

Anyone with a wiki level of pharmacy knowledge knows you don't mix opiods, BZDs, and alcohol, but, hell, I'm sure he got a hell of a buzz the times he did this and didn't die...

foreverendeared
June 10th 2010

14678 Comments


well really it's stupid to mix BZDs with any of the 2. All 3 together is begging for death. This HAD to be a suicide.

Gaythiest
June 10th 2010

141 Comments


still don't care.

What he said

ilikeforests
June 10th 2010

328 Comments


"no matter how sad or accidental it is. it's another death to confirm that alcohol and drugs are never a good idea to mix-period."

its called getting crunk- it rules.


ShadowRemains
June 10th 2010

20449 Comments


OMG The Rev IS TEH L33T35T drummer in the whole wide history of teh planet!

rofl A7X fanboys

Shredzilla
June 10th 2010

501 Comments


Figured it had to be something to do with this. It's extremely rare for someone in their late 20's to suffer from a random heart attack.

8bit
June 10th 2010

3315 Comments


I don't think that any other cause of death would have been as suitable to the situation.

Shredzilla
June 10th 2010

501 Comments


Dude was a good drummer but not the best. Like Dimebag and the many before him, people have proclaimed this dude to be THE BEST when he simply was just....okay. Not trying to take away from the guy but he's definitely not a drum legend.

ShadowRemains
June 10th 2010

20449 Comments


Dimebag>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Rev

Counterfeit
June 10th 2010

17819 Comments


^123
456

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2010

31047 Comments


Dimebag>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Rev

Yeah, lets compare drummers & guitarists

Locrian
June 10th 2010

1003 Comments


You know, I definitely expected it to be something like this. And I'm sure a lot of other people did, too.

Death is ALWAYS a sad thing. Always. But to an extent, I agree with the people who aren't necessarily affected. I mean, if a complete stranger died, you wouldn't feel sad. Why? Because you don't care strongly about the person. Now, quite a few people don't like Avenged Sevenfold, so they don't really care about the band members - so they're not going to be sad if one of them dies, right?

And of course this apathy is only made stronger by the way he died. I hate to say it, but I agree that it was stupid to take so many drugs TOGETHER WITH ALCOHOL. But regardless, I have respect for him, because I have no idea what he had been through, and it's not up to me to decide whether or not he was a stupid person. RIP Jimmy Sullivan. (Man, I do hate those stage names.)

foreverendeared
June 10th 2010

14678 Comments


I have one thing to say.

RIP Ronnie Dio

Enotron
June 10th 2010

7695 Comments


RIP Biggie Smalls

XulOnerom
June 10th 2010

1818 Comments


Now Mike Portnoy is drumming for AX7, so this guy dying is probably the best thing that could have happened to them

Oh, and RIP John Lennon, motherfuckers

ShadowRemains
June 10th 2010

20449 Comments


Yeah, lets compare drummers & guitarists


I'm comparing in terms of ability on their respective instruments

RIP Ronnie Dio [2]

FishPhoenix
June 10th 2010

93 Comments


RIP Rev

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2010

1983 Comments


How does the coroner know how he died? Does he go back in time and watch it through a gyroscope?


The levels of each substance within his system were likely close enough to a normal limit that they ascertained that he wasn't trying to kill himself by overdosing - i.e. taking a handful of pills and chugging Jack Daniel's.

its called getting crunk- it rules.


Hope it's fun enough to die for.

IRAI
June 11th 2010

1567 Comments


i am legitimately sorry for anyone that dies because of anything outside of their own will/power. but when you choose to do something like drink and drug-up, and then OD, i dont feel sorry for you. same thing with suicide.
why should i feel bad about/mourn someone wanting to die?

RIP Ronnie James Dio.
Fuck the rev.

megadeth101
June 11th 2010

865 Comments


Hairspray and Eyeliner is a deadly concoction kids.

Dreakon
June 11th 2010

353 Comments


I have to wonder when people say to read warning labels and whatnot. I'm sure he knew not to mix them together, who doesn't nowadays, but I don't know what makes any of you think that under the influence of possibly a lot of painkillers that you'd be able to think logically and/or clearly at all.

Either way though, R.I.P. It's never a good thing when someone so young passes away, especially someone who influenced many lives in some way or another.

Dryden
June 11th 2010

12928 Comments


megadeth101
Hairspray and Eyeliner is a deadly concoction kids.



lmfao

ShadowRemains
June 11th 2010

20449 Comments


roflmao

TheyTookOurJobs
June 11th 2010

1318 Comments


RIP

laxworld16
June 11th 2010

96 Comments


They say accidental just so it doesn't sound like suicide

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2010

1983 Comments


I have to wonder when people say to read warning labels and whatnot. I'm sure he knew not to mix them together, who doesn't nowadays, but I don't know what makes any of you think that under the influence of possibly a lot of painkillers that you'd be able to think logically and/or clearly at all.


Which is why you read before you do them, don't exceed the recommended dosage, and don't mix things. You don't follow the warnings, you risk shit like this, duh.

It was obviously his intention to do so, probably before he was even under the influence of anything, but it's just a way of saying "Well, it said this would happen on the label, it's your own dumb fault you didn't read/adhere to it."

Drugs are bad, mmkay?

Volt2187
June 11th 2010

241 Comments


Maybe he finally realized how horrible Avenged sound, and that was his only way out.

raYge
June 11th 2010

81 Comments


Dumbasses like this don't even deserve to be missed.

taroo
June 11th 2010

2126 Comments


hmmm... not suprised....

PuddlesPuddles
June 11th 2010

4772 Comments


"Dumbasses like this don't even deserve to be missed."


Don't be a retard

linchpin313
June 11th 2010

813 Comments


wow, even by sputnik standards, this thread is a new low.

laterenima
June 11th 2010

221 Comments


The talented man was the percussionist fot a band affectionately known as A7X.
Who wouldn't want to die?

Wolfgang
June 11th 2010

44 Comments


Dio only died on this planet, so he could battle the ultimate dragon. Sadly the battle will probably go on for 1000 years, so I won't be able to see the universal ruling of the late great Dio.

Only important death that has happened recently.

CrazyFool84
June 11th 2010

1080 Comments


Not shocked in the slightest by the cause, though the combination seems a little retarded...any depression in his history? Seems like a pretty intentional cocktail for a quiet lights-out.

Regardless this is still sad stuff, dying from drugs sucks to begin with, but at that age it calls back to the losses we took in the 90's. Rock in peace buddy

theilladelph
June 11th 2010

265 Comments


I duno man I might have to think twice now when mixing drugs... Hopefully this will be a wakeup call for people and he didnt die in vain

theilladelph
June 11th 2010

265 Comments


And btw... I really dont kno how some of these people think their comments are funny... How low do you have to go that you use someones death to try get attention by making stupid ass comments... Once you immature little fucks get out of your teens hopefully youll learn a little respect...

freedomofspeechnoway
June 12th 2010

412 Comments


Hmmm I got banned for saying a lot less on a similar story.....

get to work mods!

anuspudding
June 12th 2010

403 Comments


yep, this is definitely the wake-up call not to mix drugs with alcohol...
..like as if people didn't know before it was a dangerous thing to do.

i feel sympathy for his friends and family who have recently lost a loved one in their lives
but the rev died for stupid reasons in which he brought upon himself

Scoot
June 12th 2010

17709 Comments


Shitty deal...but a stupid mistake.

Killtacular
June 12th 2010

1314 Comments


You can get away with mixing drugs and alcohol quite a bit as long as you don't overdo it to a ridiculous amount. He was clearly twisted off the frame and had a rather large lapse of judgment.

eyesathousand
June 13th 2010

4 Comments


He only took three drugs: oxycodone, diazepam and ethanol. The other two in that list are metabolites.

Talented drummer, but as in all metalcore everyone is atleast vaguely talented.

Trying to say whether this was accidental or otherwise is fairly stupid.

But seriously... mascara?


Eliminator
June 13th 2010

2067 Comments


good riddance hollywood scum

A7X is like the worst guns n roses song meets the worst hinder song meets the worst obituary song

freedomofspeechnoway
June 13th 2010

412 Comments


Was he a real reverand?

Locrian
June 13th 2010

1003 Comments


God, I hope not.

aworldofviolets
June 13th 2010

108 Comments


My interpretation of accidental overdose is that he was obviously trying to get fucked up but wasn't intending to kill himself

guitarsandamps
June 14th 2010

7 Comments


Been reading this site for a few years now. Have discovered tons of bands and artists. Thank you Sputnik.

However. The elitist "I can do no wrong " attitude on here is beyond ridiculous.

There is such thing as accidental overdoses to those who beg to differ.

For those who call him an idiot and selfish. Well you only have to look in the mirror. Most on here probably have their own addictions that they can not see and when they die. Well by their own definition they are an idiot and foolish.

Do you drink Coke and Pepsi and the like?
Well there is your adult onset diabetes. You fool!

Do you drink a car?
Well your selfish behavior played a part in the oil spill that will kill millions/billions? when the final tally is done. You Idiots!! All of you!! Especially those who live in the Gulf States. Have fun! Aww Daddy's Shrimp/Hotel/Beach Business that you were going to inherit. Guess what? Gone forever! All because you had to have that Jeep Liberty on you 16th Birthday so you could impress your cousin Betsy Sue into that night that led to your marriage and eventual divorce so you can leave her for your Aunt!

I could go on and on. Doesn't feel good when the shoe is on the other foot now does it?

For the record I don't wish diabetes on anyone and this Gulf Spill should have never happened and it really is a truly disgusting mess.

Just trying to make a point to those who use the logic they do.


guitarsandamps
June 14th 2010

7 Comments


On another note. Those who think that Dio's death is more Just than this one. I am a Dio fan as well, but have to make this point.

What if Dio's Stomach Cancer was caused by his drinking of alcohol? That would also make him just as much of an idiot.

For the record I do not think that Dio and/or this Rev guy is an idiot. Both lived and as all things that live. Well they eventually die.

foreverendeared
June 14th 2010

14678 Comments


ummm no your points are too retarded to even acknowledge with a counter argument. I'll say one thing, as a former drug addict, it is pretty much impossible to accidentally when you put those combined substances into your body. It's like if someone were to ingest a bunch of Cyanide and then call that accidental.

guitarsandamps
June 14th 2010

7 Comments


foreverndeared.

A former drug addict? What drug and or drugs were you addicted to?

foreverendeared
June 14th 2010

14678 Comments


Oxycontin and Xanax mostly

Dre
June 14th 2010

297 Comments


I mean, this sucks

foreverendeared
June 14th 2010

14678 Comments


thanks, i was droppin like 350$ a week on oxy. It was ridiculous.

foreverendeared
June 14th 2010

14678 Comments


^say that when 2 days after stopping oxy when you're throwing up, shitting every 6 seconds, sweating but freezing cold, have insomia and basically feel like death.

silentpotato. thanks it was definitely hard as hell. It just got to the point where i knew if i kept doing it, my life would spiral out of control, so I just resolved to quit no matter what. and did it cold turkey.

guitarsandamps
June 14th 2010

7 Comments


To foreverendeared

When you first started the Oxy's and Xanax how much did it take to get high?

At the end of the addiction how much did it take to achieve?

Did it cost you $350 a week from the get go?

foreverendeared
June 14th 2010

14678 Comments


do want my life story too?

Xanax, chew that shit up and not much at all, maybe 4mg at the worst, 1-2 when i first started. Xanax aren't very expensive.

Oxy, grind up a 20mg, snort it, and i'd be high for almost 8 hours. maybe 100 bucks a week starting out. Towards the end, Minimum 80-100mg a day just to get by.

botb
June 14th 2010

9625 Comments


srsly though. sputnik is going down the tubes. what happened to saying rip respectfully to a musician who died before his time without putting some snide remark in. or anyone who died before their time for that matter.

idk, this thread is pretty shameful tbh.



IsItLuck?
Emeritus
June 14th 2010

4927 Comments


Ok, wait, can we please rewind and get back to the fact that 'guitarsandamps' said:

"Do you drink Coke and Pepsi and the like?
Well there is your adult onset diabetes. You fool!

Do you drink a car?
Well your selfish behavior played a part in the oil spill that will kill millions/billions? when the final tally is done. You Idiots!! All of you!! Especially those who live in the Gulf States. Have fun! Aww Daddy's Shrimp/Hotel/Beach Business that you were going to inherit. Guess what? Gone forever! All because you had to have that Jeep Liberty on you 16th Birthday so you could impress your cousin Betsy Sue into that night that led to your marriage and eventual divorce so you can leave her for your Aunt!"


Like, what?


Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

guitarsandamps
June 14th 2010

7 Comments


I don't want your life story.

You say accidental overdoses are pretty much impossible.

Well by your own admission you started out, as almost everyone does, with a smaller dose and built up a tolerance to that drug.

Ever hear of a tolerance break? Tolerance breaks happen. Some take a few days others are sudden. Very easy to OD with a dose you thought you could handle but your tolerance just was not up to par at that time.

Accidental Overdoses happen quite a bit.

foreverendeared
June 14th 2010

14678 Comments


Accidental overdoses happen all the time. I'm saying, pretty much no one ever accidentally overdoses with those 3 specific substances in their system.

foreverendeared
June 14th 2010

14678 Comments


Any drug user knows that combining an opiate with a BZP and alcohol is asking for death

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
June 14th 2010

4927 Comments


I mean when you have Rx drugs and alcohol together, odds are you made a poor life decision.

guitarsandamps
June 15th 2010

7 Comments


I am not saying this guy made the smartest move ever, and he very well could have been trying to intentionally overdose

Sure you can with alcohol involved. Could have been so drunk that he forgot taking the other meds?

Maybe this guy was in panic mode and took the Diazepam to calm those nerves not even thinking about the cocktail that was created.

Very possible that he combined these before and liked the high. Then when upping the dose the thought of "how are all these going to interact and magnify each other" went out the window.

Well if it was intentional then he did the job he wanted to. If it was accidental then he paid for it with his death

paxman
June 15th 2010

4084 Comments


"Do you drink Coke and Pepsi and the like?
Well there is your adult onset diabetes. You fool!

Do you drink a car?
Well your selfish behavior played a part in the oil spill that will kill millions/billions? when the final tally is done. You Idiots!! All of you!! Especially those who live in the Gulf States. Have fun! Aww Daddy's Shrimp/Hotel/Beach Business that you were going to inherit. Guess what? Gone forever! All because you had to have that Jeep Liberty on you 16th Birthday so you could impress your cousin Betsy Sue into that night that led to your marriage and eventual divorce so you can leave her for your Aunt!"

Hahahha, that's hilarious! The only point you made is that you're half-retarded. Aside from the execrable grammar and punctuation...how in the hell do you equate taking two kinds of opiates and an anxiety medication with alcohol to drinking Pepsi?

And I don't think that any of us drink our cars.

And because you drive a car you're responsible for the oil spill? How does one even begin to formulate such a hypothesis? The stupidity is incredible!

And I haven't even mentioned the incestuous Louisianan discourse. Oh my.

guitarsandamps
June 15th 2010

7 Comments


Paxman

How do I equate it? I am talk about the blame that people throw at each other when they themselves are doing very similar things that damages themselves and others.

It's not always apples to apples. That is why analogies are needed. Very easy for a strung out Cocaine addict to point a finger at a Heroin Junkie and say " Look at that idiot. Oh my god he has a needle in his arm! I would never do that! No wonder why he died! I mean come on!" Just before the sound of his heart failing from years of coke use makes it's presence.

I see it all the time with 400lb people who hang out at buffet lines. You will time and time again see someone with a major food addiction pass judgment on say an alcoholic and call them an drunk or a drug addict. Meanwhile they are eating 5 Hardee's Monster Thick Burgers in a single sitting. The ensuing heart attack at 35 kills them long before cirrhosis sets in.

Not everyone who combines those drugs dies. I agree it is a stupid move, but everyone is guilty of their own stupid mistakes.

I am half retarded to sheep such as yourself who try and become hip by joining a site like this so they can all agree and disagree on the same bands and make each other feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Locrian
June 15th 2010

1003 Comments


"I am half retarded to sheep such as yourself who try and become hip by joining a site like this so they can all agree and disagree on the same bands and make each other feel all warm and fuzzy inside."

Hey, good point, except you forgot to not sound like you have no idea what you were talking about. Judging by the fact that every single one of your posts, ever, has been on this argument, you only made an account to argue with us here. What the hell is that? Have you ever written an album review? Have you ever contributed ANYTHING to this site? Maybe if you actually knew what you were doing, we would give a shit about what you had to say about the site, but for now just cool it.

foreverendeared
June 15th 2010

14678 Comments


brillliant idea. i'm totally opening my own Chicken restaurant where the patrons get to select and then kill the chicken they want to eat.

Disconnected
June 27th 2010

485 Comments


All of this is pointless. Arguing over whether someone's death is accidental or not - as entertaining as it was to read through it all, I have to admit that it is stupid. He died and there is nothing that can justify or unjustify death.

Helvete
June 27th 2010

1354 Comments


well there's going to be more stupid posts now, because you couldnt stfu and bumped the thread which had been dead for 2 days > : (

Locrian
June 27th 2010

1003 Comments


OMIGOD YOUR ALL JUST HATERZ THE REV WSA A GREAT MAN U NEVER NEW HIM HOW CAN U ALL TALK TIHS WAY

Storm In A Teacup
June 11th 2012

12687 Comments


My friend Stephen accidentally overdosed at a party house I was at almost every week a few years ago. Bad times for everyone it was less than a year after he graduated too. He was such a nice guy. RIP Prayers go to him and to Sullivan's family and also to everyone in the world it's a sad thing to deal with the loss of a loved one.

Satellite
June 11th 2012

20723 Comments


umm that definitely sucks and everything, but why bump this article with that missive?

Kris.
June 11th 2012

12230 Comments


cool man have you tried bath salts yet

Storm In A Teacup
June 11th 2012

12687 Comments


"umm that definitely sucks and everything, but why bump this article with that missive?"

Because it's what I was thinking about while reading this article.

Emim
June 11th 2012

26570 Comments


hugs not drugs

Storm In A Teacup
June 11th 2012

12687 Comments


smoking weed counts as a hug btw not a drug

Emim
June 11th 2012

26570 Comments


weed is a drug and is illegal and you will go to hell with the unbaptized babies you fucking heathen

Spec
June 11th 2012

27102 Comments


Why'd you have to bump this. Makes me sad.

Digging: Rinoa - An Age Among Them

Storm In A Teacup
June 11th 2012

12687 Comments


Damn I'm gonna rock out to some A7X right now.

Storm In A Teacup
June 11th 2012

12687 Comments


sorry spec I was sad too that's why I commented

Spec
June 11th 2012

27102 Comments


Nothing is funny.

Spec
June 11th 2012

27102 Comments


I know. Got to see him play but never got to meet him.

Storm In A Teacup
June 11th 2012

12687 Comments


Yeah that was kinda entertaining lol

Recspecs
June 23rd 2012

9829 Comments


Goddammit this thread has some low points.

Digging: Borgore - #NewGoreOrder

KILL
June 23rd 2012

71122 Comments


rip neck

Digging: David Axelrod - Song of Innocence

KILL
June 23rd 2012

71122 Comments


SOD should make the ballad of the rev

Recspecs
June 23rd 2012

9829 Comments


turntable.fm/mangasm

MarkTheDead
November 4th 2012

649 Comments


All the hate in this is so wrong.

KingHarkinian
November 4th 2012

435 Comments


So stupid



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