Yesterday, The Black Dahlia Murder singer, Trevor Strnad, passed away. He was 41 years old.
News of Strnad’s passing came via a statement released from The Black Dahlia Murder social media channels.
Per the statement from The Black Dahlia Murder:
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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Trevor was an incredible human being; not only was he a brilliant creative and awesome frontman, but he also had such a tremendous heart. He was as funny as he was kind, and he adored the metal community with everything he had. One of the things that Trevor spent his time doing was supporting the smaller guys – he would write op-eds for other metal publications, or take to his Twitter to shout out a band he was really enjoying. He would also invite smaller bands to tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, believing in those acts and hoping to get them more attention.
Trevor Strnad was, and will always be remembered as, a true metal spirit.
He was the best of the metal community – a true and wonderful light.
Many know of the good Trevor did for this community, and since news of his passing coming out, many metal artists have taken to social media to express their sadness and speak to how much Trevor meant to the metal community. Below, you will find a small sample of the many, many people who cared about Trevor.
Below include statements from members of Rivers of Nihil, 200 Stab wounds, Undeath, Frozen Soul, Trivium, Hatebreed, Amon Amarth, Disturbed, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and that of Metal Blade Records Founder Brian Slagel.
Won’t ever forget this one. RIP to @TrevorTBDM. Deepest condolences to his family and bandmates. The heavy metal ambassador of this generation. Dude was never anything but the biggest sweetheart to me and my band. Colossal loss for the genre. Everyone blast @bdmmetal tonight. pic.twitter.com/7PFb3mwPzT
— Brody Uttley (@BrodyUttley) May 12, 2022
REST IN POWER @TrevorTBDM .
When we were first starting, you were the very first person to show us support. It was so unreal to us.
Our set tonight in Portland is dedicated to him and @bdmmetal . So sorry for the loss of an amazing human. Rest easy friend
— 200 STAB WOUNDS (@200StabWounds) May 11, 2022
This thread basically says it all but on a more personal note:
Trevor was massively inspiring to me personally because he was always just himself. He smiled on stage. He loved what he did and he was fucking great at it. No bullshit persona, no tough guy posturing. No fear. https://t.co/GAdCBn2e63
— Alexander Jones AKA “Poot James” (@minemoltenarmor) May 11, 2022
This news is sickening. Rest easy Trevor you changed our lives forever and we will never forget it.
— Frozen Soul (@Frozensoultx) May 11, 2022
Rest In Peace to an icon of modern metal.
I’ve had the privilege to be able to tour with and play shows with Trevor countless times since 2005 – I have been a big fan of TBDM since 2003.
My heart goes out to his family, band, and every one of TBDM’s supporters around the world pic.twitter.com/XXq4SQwpzj
— Matthew kiichichaos Heafy (@matthewkheafy) May 11, 2022
RIP Trevor Strnad, you’ll be missed dearly, my deepest condolences to TDBM, his family, friends & fans. Thanks for all the laughs, the stories, the music, & so much more. ❤️❤️❤️
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) May 11, 2022
Shocked and saddened to hear of Trevor Strands passing.
— Johan Hegg 🇺🇦 (@AmonJohan) May 11, 2022
Deepest condolences to the band and his family. May his memory be a blessing #trevorstrnad
— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) May 11, 2022
This is absolutely devastating.
Our deepest thoughts are with Brian, Alan, Brandon and Max.
Ciao Trevor. pic.twitter.com/HyV5L7JyMh
— Fleshgod Apocalypse (@FApocalypse) May 11, 2022
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Words by: Michael Pementel