D.H Peligro, drummer of punk rockers Dead Kennedys, dies at 63


D.H Peligro, long-time drummer of influential punk rock band The Dead Kennedys passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday (Oct 28). He was 63. – Photo by Nikko Myers, via Instagram/The Dead Kennedys

D.H Peligro, long-time drummer of influential punk rock band The Dead Kennedys passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday (Oct 28). He was 63.

A statement on the Dead Kennedys' official social media pages said that Peligo (real name Darren Henley) died from "trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall".

"We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort," the statement continued.

Born July 9, 1959, Peligro joined The Dead Kennedys in February 1981, replacing original drummer, Ted (real name Bruce Slesinger). Formed in 1978, the band is considered one of the most influential punk rock bands in history, inspiring bands such as Slayer, Green Day, System Of The Down and many more.

Besides being the long-time drummer for The Dead Kennedys, Peligro also had a short stint as drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988, when he replaced the band's drummer Jack Irons.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea also shared the news on his Instagram, calling him 'the truest rocker, and a crucial part of rhcp history."

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