Steelheart Drummer Dead

Original STEELHEART drummer JOHN FOWLER has died from a brain aneurysm. He was 42. The musician was in the U.S. glam metal band's original 1990 line-up, playing with them until 1992. Subsequently he worked with a variety of rock outfits, including The Voodoo Jets, Smoke and Hipnotic, and has instructed hundreds of aspiring drummers in his home state of Connecticut. Fowler was admitted to a hospital in Connecticut last Monday (17Mar08), and put on a life support machine. His sister Marilyn writes on his MySpace page, "I'm going to miss you, my baby brother. Our 42 years together weren't enough. We'll take care of (son) Sebastian for you. He's become a man this week, and you'd have been so proud of him. All the doctors and nurses were astonished at him as we said goodbye to you. "I love you. Mom loves you."


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