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He suffered head trauma after a fall.

Photo by Nikko Myers via the Dead Kennedys' Instagram

Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro has passed away at 63 years old after suffering head trauma from a fall at his home. Peligro drummed for Dead Kennedys between 1981 and 1986, 2001 and 2008, and then 2009 to present day. We wish Peligro's friends and family all the best at this time. And what a loss to the drumming world this is – I strongly urge anyone unfamiliar to go listen to both Plastic Surgery Disasters and the In God We Trust, Inc. EP today if you've never heard 'em.

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"Dead Kennedys' drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, October 28th. Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the coming days. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort."

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