Type O Negative Singer Peter Steele Dies
April 15, 2010
Paul Cashmere of Undercover.com.au reports that Peter Steele, lead singer of metal band Type O Negative, has died at the age of 48.
Steele’s friend Juliya Chernetsky from Fuse TV broke the news via her Twitter page.
“Peter Steele passed today. I loved my friend…our idol…my heart is with his band and family…” she said.
A second posting said that Steele had died of heart failure.
The death of Peter Steele needed conformation as the band faked Steele’s death in 2005.
6 foot 7 inch Steele was also the bass player for Type O Negative.
Steele formed his first the band Fallout in 1980had had his official first release with the EP ‘Batteries Not Included’ in 1981.
Next came Carnivore but after a few years and two albums they were over as well.
Type O Negative formed in 1990. Their most recent album was ‘Dead Again’ in 2007.
Steele had been diagnosed with clinical depression and was occasionally receiving psychiatric treatment.
While Chernetsky is a respected source, there has not been an official statement about the death of Steele at the time of publication.