Founding Biohazard Drummer Anthony Meo Dead After Battle With Cancer

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Biohazard drummer Anthony Meo has sadly passed away yesterday (July 14) due to cancer. The musician was the founding drummer for Biohazard and played on the band’s very first demo.

The musician’s bandmates posted about him asking for prayers just days before his passing. Biohazard singer/guitarist Billy Grazladel posted on Instagram “This is Anthony Meo. Without him, there would be no Biohazard. He was our first drummer and brought us all together. Our lives would had probably continued on the same destructive path or who knows had Meo not introduced Bobby and Evan, (who I already knew from someone else). We had some crazy times together! Thank you Meo! Keep him in your prayers!”

Billy also posted footage of the band and a picture of Anthony Meo playing drums with the captions “RIP Anthony Meo. You brought us all together, you will live on forever through what we created together! #biohazard #og #drummer #fuckcancer #pickitupmeo” and “RIP #AnthonyMeo Help me bring awareness to the profound impact Meo had on us by taggiing #pickitupmeo If it wasn’t for you, I’d be dead! #biohazard #og #drummer.” Billy also wrote in the comments “I wish Meo could see and feel the love and wishes sent towards him!” acccording to Metal Injection.

Drummer Danny Schuler posted a picture of the band together and said this about his late bandmate and friend:

Anthony MEO was the original drummer of @biohazarddfl and a founding member of the band. He was also a friend I’ve known since I was 5 years old. I grew up looking up to him as a drummer, and I went to school with his sister, Nicole. Meo lived 2 block from me in Canarsie, and he used to come play drums with me at my house. He was a few years older than me, but we were friends. I remember seeing him with biohazard in the early days. And when he left the band and I joined, he gave me his blessing. In later years, he would come to the shows and sit on the drums and remind everybody how important he was to biohazard. Without MEO, there is no biohazard. We lost a brother today, and true old school Brooklyn original. He was truly one of a kind, living life on his terms. And a great drummer. Rest in peace my brother, and thank you for showing me the way. #themeo #pickitupmeo #themost #theleast

Our thoughts are with Anthony Meo’s family, friends, bandmates and friends during this tough time. You can see the Biohazard’s tributes to Anthony Meo below.

 

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