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Peter Steele CONFIRMED Dead of Heart Failure (1962 – 2010)

Blabbermouth is now confirming the death of Peter Steele, after contacting Type-O keyboardist Josh Silver, who validated online speculation about his death. The band has also posted a statement on their official site that an official statement from the band and Peter's family will come later today. More info below…

Blabbermouth is now confirming the death of Peter Steele, after contacting Type-O keyboardist Josh Silver, who validated online speculation about his death. The band has also posted a statement on their official site that an official statement from the band and Peter's family will come later today. More info below...

Peter Steele CONFIRMED Dead of Heart Failure (1962 – 2010)

UPDATE 4/15/10: Blabbermouth is now confirming the death of Peter Steele, after contacting Type-O keyboardist Josh Silver, who validated online speculation about his death. The band has also posted a statement on their official site that an official statement from the band and Peter's family will come later today.

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UPDATE #2 4/15/10: SPV, Type-O's official label just released this statement:

It's with great sadness that we give our condolences to the family and friends of Peter Steele. He died on April 14th, 2010.

With his bands CARNIVORE and TYPE O NEGATIVE he achieved cult status and was loved by fans around the world. The last releases he did with TYPE O NEGATIVE were the DVD 'Symphony For The Devil' and the studio album 'Dead Again'.

SPV/Steamhammer proudly released both products worldwide, which will now — very unfortunately — be the end of his recording legacy.

The world has lost a charismatic frontman and a very talented person.

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Our condolences go to Peter's family, friends and the members of his bands.

Here is our original report, with some tributes added below it:

While nothing official has been released by the band, we are getting word that Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele died earlier today. Mistress Juliya confirmed the speculation by tweeting that she spoke to Type-O guitarist Kenny Hickey who confirmed it was of heart failure. He was 48 years old. Here are Juliya's two tweets:

Peter Steele CONFIRMED Dead of Heart Failure (1962 – 2010)

Hatebreed frontman posted this tribute earlier today:

"HATEBREED would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Peter Steele. He is one of the best guys we've ever toured with and a true legend! There will NEVER be anyone else like him. May he rest in peace."

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Biohazard frontman and fellow Brooklynite, Evan Seinfeld posted this on Twitter:

[Rest in peace], my friend, brother, and mentor, Peter Steele, TYPE O NEGATIVE, CARNIVORE… my single biggest musical influence… who named BIOHAZARD. I fucking miss you so much already… I love you, brother. I hope you are in a better place.

Inhuman frontman Mike Scondotto posted a lengthy tribute, here is an expert:

"Pete meant a lot to me, and he meant a lot to Brooklyn. I would say that he was without a doubt the most successful Brooklynite to ever come out of the hardcore/metal scene and a true 'Brooklyn Bastard' if there ever was one."

UPDATE 4/16/10: The remaining members of Type O Negative and Peter's family have released an official statement.

As soon as we have any more info, we will report on it. This is truly a bummer, as Peter Steele was somebody all of us here at Metal Injection were a fan of. Whether it's Type O or his previous band Carnivore, Steele always brought something unique to the table. Here is one of Type O's biggest hits, Black No. 1:

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