D.H. Peligro, drummer of legendary punk rock band Dead Kennedys, dies at 63


D.H. Peligro, a drummer for punk rock icons the Dead Kennedys and previously the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers, died Friday from a head damage, his band introduced. He was 63.

“Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall,” a press release from the Dead Kennedys learn. “Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the coming days. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

Peligro handed away in his house in Los Angeles, in response to the assertion.

Peligro, whose actual title is Darren Henley, had been a pillar within the San Francisco and Los Angeles music scene since 1978, in response to his biography on the Dead Kennedys’ web site.

He was a drummer for punk rock legends the Dead Kennedys till the band’s breakup in 1986, after which he joined the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers for a while, CNN affiliate KARE reported.

His ardour for punk rock and funky music continued along with his new band, Peligro, which featured him as a singer and guitarist.

Followers have flooded Peligro’s Instagram posts with feedback honoring and praying for him, and mates have left him heartbreaking goodbyes: “I love you my friend. I am so sad I won’t get to feel you hug me again,” one wrote.

Different fellow bandmates and mates, together with Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers bassist Flea, have additionally taken to social media with tributes to Peligro.

“My dear friend, my brother I miss you so much. I’m devastated today, a river of tears, but all my life I will treasure every second. The first time I saw you play with the DK’s in ’81 you blew my mind. The power, the soul, the recklessness,” Flea wrote on Instagram together with a photograph of the rocker. “You are the truest rocker, and a crucial part of rhcp history. D H P in the place to be, you live forever in our hearts, you wild man, you bringer of joy, you giant hearted man.”

Alice In Chains’ guitarist William DuVall additionally shared a tribute, reminiscing on certainly one of Peligro’s memorable performances as a rocker whose ardour for the drums pulsed by means of the gang at any time when he obtained in entrance of the set.

“Drum hero. Super cool guy,” DuVall wrote on Twitter. “I’ll never forget the DKs gig I saw at 688 in May ’83 where, after shredding his drums the entire set, he ended the show by diving over his kit straight into the crowd in a single leap. F*****g legend. Rest In Peace.”