Monday, December 13, 2010

RIP Chuck Schuldiner 1967-2001


On this day 9 years ago the great Chuck Schuldiner, singer/guitarist for legendary death metal band Death & Control Denied, died from a tumor. Many believed that he would have survived if he was able to raise the funds needed for surgery early on. His health insurance would not cover the surgery since it was a pre-existing condition, a tragic turn of events and a scathing commentary on American health care. Chuck is often called the Father or Godfather of Death Metal and took the genre to new frontiers with his band Death, which is still one of my favorite bands. His death is a reminder of how many band members and participants of the arts are lacking health insurance, celebrate this man's legacy by playing a Death record today and listen to his mother Jane & get health insurance if you can. RIP Chuck.


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