Richard James Lipscomb – longtime member of Chicago, Illinois brutal death metal/grindcore band Fleshgrind – died on February 25, 2021 at the age of 52. During his time with Fleshgrind, Rich was their guitarist and vocalist from 1993 through 1998, and vocalist from 1998 through 2005 (Fleshgrind split up that year). Rich’s death was unexpected and a cause of death has not been revealed as of this posting.
“With immense grief we are sad to announce that vocalist Rich Lipscomb has passed away today,” said Fleshgrind on Thursday. “Rich was the voice and face of Fleshgrind and this loss is completely shocking and devastating. Please remember Rich in your thoughts, not only for all he’s done for death metal, but for his family and friends who are grieving. We’ll miss you Big Daddy! You were absolutely irreplaceable! “Get off your moms tit, and get in the pit!””
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help pay for Rich’s funeral expenses. “Heartbroken does not even begin to describe how his family and his partner in life Stacy Rush feel at this time. We wanted to organize an effort for Stacy Rush as she deals with this unexpected tragedy,” reads the crowd-funding page. “Rich was a light to this world that will never dim wheather he is here or not. This situation was very unexpected and we are reaching out to all of you for help. Please join us in sharing this and getting the word out. Stacy is a fabulous person as you all know and could use all the help she can get during this difficult time.”
Here’s that GoFundMe link again, featured photo below. RIP, Rich.