Published Aug 28, 2013Over the weekend, reports emerged regarding the tragic death of Joey LaCaze, the drummer for New Orleans sludge metal act Eyehategod. Now, frontman Mike IX Williams has issued a statement about the death of the musician and has confirmed the cause of death.
The announcement is fairly straightforward, as it explains that LaCaze passed away in New Orleans last Friday (August 23) due to respiratory failure. The drummer suffered from serious asthma. He died just two days after his 42nd birthday.
For anyone wishing to make a donation, a fund has been set up for LaCaze's daughter, Lilith.
Eyehategod had been planning to play a handful of U.S. shows in the coming weeks. It's currently unclear if the gigs will go ahead. Their schedule is below the statement.
Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order passed away on Aug. 23rd in New Orleans after a very successful five week UK and European tour w/ EHG. He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming and in numerous solo experimental electronic projects. Doctors confirmed to family members the cause as respiratory failure. He also suffered from severe long term asthma.
An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.
Mike IX Williams
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