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CELTIC FROST Bassist Martin Ain Passes Away At 50

R.I.P. Martin.

R.I.P. Martin.

Martin Ain, the legendary bassist of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, has passed away at the age of 50. Ain's death has been confirmed to 20 Minuten by his friend Jan Graber, who says Ain was switching between trams when he collapsed.

"He suddenly collapsed when he switched to a different tram," says his close friend Jan Graber to 20 minutes, Ain, who was born in the USA, was only 50 years old.

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Graber did not know of any serious health problems. "He was somewhat overweight, clearly." Ain's death is, however, fundamentally completely surprising for Graber.

Ain's Celtic Frost bandmate Tom Gabriel Fisher also had the following to say via Facebook regarding Ain's death.

I am deeply affected by his passing. Our relationship was very complex and definitely not free of conflicts, but Martin's life and mine were very closely intertwined, since we first met in 1982.

We wish Ain's family and friends all the best at this time.

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