Original Pretty Boy Floyd Bassist Vinnie Chas Passes Away
April 15, 2010
After several days of speculation on the Sleaze Roxx forum it has now been confirmed that original Pretty Boy Floyd bassist Vinnie Chas has passed away. Details surrounding his death are currently unavilable, but guitarist Aeriel Stiles, who played in Pretty Boy Floyd with Vinnie Chas, sent the following statement to his Facebook readers.
“Dear friends, I am extremely sad to confirm here that original Pretty Boy Floyd bassist Vinnie Chas has passed away. There have been posts and rumours on the net, so I called the company Vinnie worked for to confirm it for myself.
I do not have the all specific details and the family wished to keep it private, so all I know at this time is that it was a sudden onset of illness and he passed away over Easter weekend. He called into work ill on Friday and when no one could reach him on Monday, they sensed something was wrong and went to his home, where he was found dead.
Vinnie was going to be working with me on some new recordings for Kery Doll, but unfortunately we ran out of time. I rarely get the time to log on to Facebook, so forgive me if I cannot respond to messages for some time. Plus, as you can imagine, this is devastating news and I need some time to grieve.”
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com