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Steve Grimmett mourns the loss of the Grim Reaper frontman

Steve Grimmett
Mourning the loss of the Grim Reaper frontman

Steve Grimmett was 62 years old.

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For years, Steve Grimmett rocked the stage as the frontman of the band Grim Reaper. Now the heavy metal singer has died.

The music world mourns the death of Steve Grimmett (1959-2022): the frontman of the new wave of British heavy metal band Grim Reaper from Droitwich, England, died on August 15 at the age of 62. His wife Millie has that confirmed in a statementwhich the group shared via Facebook.

“This is the hardest thing I have ever had to write but it is with a heavy and broken heart that I must say that my beloved Steve passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday 15th August,” the statement read. The family thanks you in advance for any messages but asks for privacy. Further details on the cause of death are not known.

On stage with Grim Reaper for years

Grimmett joined the rockers Grim Reaper in 1982 and remained with the group as a frontman until they disbanded in 1988. In 1983 her debut album “See You in Hell” was released, which reached number 73 in the US charts. Their second studio album “Fear No Evil” followed in 1985, but it was no longer able to match the success of its predecessor. Their last record “Rock You to Hell” was released in 1987 before Grim Reaper disbanded in 1988.

The band finally got back together in 2006, albeit with a new cast. Only Grimmett came from the original formation. Several appearances at metal festivals followed, including in Germany. In 2016 her album “Walking in the Shadows” was released.

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