Published Aug 29, 2016Norman Killeen, onetime drummer for Canadian metal outfit Threat Signal, has passed away. Details surrounding his death are being kept private by his family. He was 38 years old.
A statement from Killeen's brother-in-law, Terry Fedirko, confirmed that the musician had died last Thursday (August 25).
"With great sorrow and regret, Norman Killeen, my brother in-law, has tragically died yesterday at an age that is too young," he wrote. "As an ex-drummer for the heavy metal band Threat Signal, he lived his life in what he believed and loved."
A Facebook group titled "Rest in Paradise Norman Killeen" was started over the weekend by his wife and includes a number of photographs of the drummer with his old band, as well as a few personal pics. It was confirmed that there will be no public funeral service, but his wife has plans to hold a fundraiser to help pay for their sons' education. Info on the fundraiser is forthcoming.
His family has decided since Normie was such a private person there will be no viewing or funeral but me being his wife and knowing how people loved and respected him, I am going to do a huge fundraiser gathering for all who knew him, live music, whoever wants to jam, food, booze, prizes, all proceeds will go towards our sons education and our trip to NYC to spread his ashes.
Killeen played with Threat Signal from 2007 to 2010, and performed on the band's Vigilance collection from 2009. The members of Threat Signal have not yet commented on their former bandmate's passing.
Threat Signal recently announced that former Fear Factory member Christian Olde Wolbers has joined the band as their new bassist. He had previously worked with the group as the producer of their 2006 debut, Under Reprisal. Info on an upcoming European tour can be found here.