Rocker Sebastian Bach's former drummer Mark 'BAM-BAM' MCCONNELL has died in a Florida hospital.
The former Blackfoot star, who teamed up with Bach between 1997 and 2005, passed away on Thursday (24May12) from kidney and liver failure.
Bach took to Facebook.com on Wednesday (23May12) to urge fans to pray for the rocker as he fought for life, but MCConnell's family confirmed the drummer had died "surrounded by family and close friends" early on Thursday.
A statement from the family reads, "We will miss him… he was precious to all of us and touched all our hearts deeply and profoundly. On behalf of our family thank you to all of you for your prayers and support."
Rocker Slash was one of the first celebrities to acknowledge Bam-Bam's death, tweeting, "Rip Mark ‘Bam Bam’ MCConnell. Tragic loss. My heart goes out to his family, friends & bandmates."