Pennywise Alumnus Dies

2009-04-11 by Dave de Sylvia EMERITUS | 12 Comments
Kristian Dragge, the brother of Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge and a former member of the Smut Peddlers, passed away this week aged just 39.

Fletcher has made an appeal for donations to help take care of Kristian's fiancee and his one-month-old daughter Avery Nycole. A charity will be set up on Avery Nycole's behalf in the near future.

Stated Fletcher: "My brother Kristian has been a member of the South Bay punk rock scene since 1980 and was at one time the guitar player in the infamous Smut Peddlers. He was a legend in the punk rock community and was well know for his hell-raising antics, along with his fierce loyalty to friends and family. He will be greatly missed by everyone. He has been a huge part of the Pennywise family since Day One.

"I remember him helping me hang the carpet to soundproof the garage that we formed Pennywise in. I also remember him lugging our equipment from gig to gig, starting mosh pits, as well as the fight he got into the very first time Pennywise ever played live. It was a backyard party in Redondo Beach.

"It was about four songs into the set when he was jumped by three guys. We all stopped playing, dropped our guitars and jumped in to help him, just like he would have done for any of us. That’s what Pennywise has always been about, taking care of family. That’s why we are setting up a trust fund for his month old baby girl Avery Nycole, in order to assure that she has everything she’ll ever need growing up.

Any donations at this time would be greatly appreciated. There is no amount too small, anything will help. Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in this time of need, it has been overwhelming."


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KILL
April 12th 2009
81290 Comments


Rest in Peace

itachi1452
April 12th 2009
366 Comments


RIP

CreamCrazy
April 12th 2009
733 Comments


R.I.P

RandyfromPennywise
April 12th 2009
752 Comments


Age 39, wonder what the cause of death was. Not mentioning anything in the article leads me to think that it might have been suicide.

Zippermouth
April 12th 2009
1305 Comments


The average lifespan of a rockstar is 27 years. This guy did pretty good if you ask me.

Zippermouth
April 12th 2009
1305 Comments


I forget, it was some site I saw a while back.

39 is not a long life

I noticed.

foreverendeared
April 12th 2009
14714 Comments


rip. tragic indeed.

The average lifespan of a rockstar is 27 years.

lol that has got to be the biggest load of garbage i've ever heard.

ManicDemise
April 12th 2009
447 Comments


Rest in peace

Zippermouth
April 12th 2009
1305 Comments


lol that has got to be the biggest load of garbage i've ever heard.

Aren't giant loads of garbage sort of associated with me?


dub sean
April 12th 2009
1011 Comments


rip

these guys have some bad luck

Chewie
April 12th 2009
4544 Comments


thats a shame

Silenius
April 14th 2009
305 Comments


RIP



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