Grim Reaper Vocalist Steve Grimmett Has Died at 62

Steve Grimmett, frontman for New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Grim Reaper, has died at the age of 62.

The group formed in 1979, with Grimmett joining the lineup as their vocalist in 1982. At the time of his passing, he was the longest tenured member within the group.

In January 2017, the singer had his right leg partially amputated in order to “remove an infection from his foot and bones.”

Earlier this year, Grimmett revealed that he had tried to bring the band back to the U.S., but ran into issues scheduling a run.

Fundraiser for his wife, who had supported him in recent years after his leg amputation:

An official cause of death was not revealed.

From this post published a week after:

We weren’t aware that Steve was ill. Steve wasn’t aware he was. Which I’m pleased about because it meant that he didn’t die worrying or feeling ill or thinking he’s going to die any day or any of that… I’ve had many messages from people asking me was it COVID related and did the vaccine kill him? No to both of those.” — wife / former manager Millie Grimmett

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