Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen Sullivan, also known by his stage name ” The Reverend Tholomew Plague” or simply “The Rev” was found dead in his Huntington Beach home yesterday on December 28 at approximately 1 p.m.
The talented drummer was 28 years old. Sullivan was a huge Pantera fan, another band with a tragic early death. Jimmy also played many different instruments other than the drums, such as the piano and guitar.
His death is being investigated by The Orange County Coroner’s Office but at this time the Southern California musician is thought to have died of natural causes. The metal community and many blogs are speculating the death was an overdose. Sullivan was rumored to have history with drugs.
No statement has been made yet from Avenged Sevenfold or the Management of AX7 in regards to this tragic loss. .
This has been a rough week for young Hollywood with the death of Britney Murphy and the false report of Winona Ryder dying. We will have more on this unfortunately true story as it develops.