Slayer star Kerry King has paid tribute to his longtime guitar technician, who died on Saturday (31Mar12).
Armand Crump's unexpected death shocked King, and he released a moving statement on Sunday (01Apr12) remembering his friend.
He says, "Holy s**t. Never thought I'd be writing this. The world lost a great man yesterday. It was an incredibly rough day for me, I can't imagine what it was like for his family and (Crump's longtime girlfriend) Cassie. Needless to say, no one saw this coming.
"I thought I had a great guitar tech until the day I retire. Life is short. Enjoy what you have while you have it. I was one of the few lucky ones. I saw him Friday, played him some new Slayer and watched him bang his head and play air guitar.
"What a great dude!! I even got what may have been his last man hug. Love ya, buddy."