D.O.A.'s Dave Gregg Passes Away

> Mar 31 2014

D.O.A.'s Dave Gregg Passes Away
By Gregory AdamsDetails are pending, but it's been reported that D.O.A. guitarist Dave Gregg has died. He was 54.

News of the punk musician's passing arrived earlier today (March 31) via California outfit the Authorities, who have said in a Facebook post that Gregg died last night (March 30). A cause of death has yet to be revealed.

"Our dear friend and mentor Dave Gregg passed away yesterday evening surrounded by family in White Rock, BC," the band wrote, adding, "Those of you who know Dave, understand what an incredible person he was and know what a huge gap is now in a lot of lives. We will miss you Dave."

Gregg's tenure in D.O.A. began in 1980, when he joined the group on second guitar. The guitarist played on records like the act's 1980 debut Something Better Change, the iconic Hardcore '81 and bowed out from the band in 1988. Gregg also joined the Real McKenzies for several years.

D.O.A. have not yet made a comment on their old bandmate's passing.

UPDATE: Perryscope Productions added the following tribute today: "Words cannot describe the sense of loss going through me or the sadness we all feel for Dave's family and especially his soul mate Cathy to whom we send our warmest thoughts and condolences. There is no one who met or worked or laughed with Dave that does not remember his uniqueness and love of life. Peace."

UPDATE 2: D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley has now penned a touching tribute to Gregg, and you can read the entire post here. It's also been revealed that Gregg suffered a heart attack and died in hospital shortly after.

Thanks to CBC Music for the tip.

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RIP Dave :(
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Damn this is a tough one. :-( Our condolences from Texas.
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Awful. A great stage performer, the light of the band.
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Am Devistated! Another one gone too soon-RIP Dave!
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Love You brother!
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He really was one of the good guys.
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Had the privilege of growing up in Vancouver and seeing this band multiple times. RIP Dave.
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Met him when they played Atlantic City in '85,really nice & very funny guy!
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Dave our hero; Cathy infinity. Egypt with Dave in his kilt the day after the only tell a vision channel played BRAVEHEART William Wharton everyone screamed, It was very surreal. What an amazing dude fun for all, all for fun, otherwise see ya. Cathy please try to hang on. We all loved Dave, but , I know no one more than you. LOVE, sal
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DOA was my favorite band when I was in high school way back in the 1980s. I had a show on a local public radio station (KAOS, Olympia WA) and every show DOA made some kind of appearance. I saw the band in multiple cities, Seattle, Vancouver BC, Olympia.....all of them were great. I'm sorry to hear Dave has passed. I'll always remember the "thin man" as a great performer and a member of a group of guys who gave an angst-ridden teenager a bit of hope that the world could be better than what it seemed. You all, including Dave, touched this life...for what it is worth.
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I meet Dave few years back in Austin, TX and he was the most amazing person that I have meet.
Staybriddge Austin Airport love Dave very much! We will miss him.
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