British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett – known for his work with Grim Reaper, Medusa, Onslaught and more – has sadly died at the age of 62. Steve’s brother Mark and son Russ broke the news on social media earlier today.
Mark wrote, “I don’t really know where to start so I guess I will just come right out with it. It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I have to tell you all as many of you know him my very talented brother Steve Grimmett very sadly passed away today, my heart goes out to Millie his wife my Mum and Dad, Russell, Sami and Ethan. I will miss you more than words will ever say, love you bro xx.”
Russ stated, “We can’t begin to put into words the current feelings. But as dad was so well known the news is starting to reach out earlier than we would have liked. Unfortunately, our dad passed away today and leaves a massive hole in the world and our hearts. We are utterly heartbroken 💔 sleep tight dad. We we always love you xxx.”
RIP, Steve. See a few tributes below, including a message from Steve’s wife Millie, who notes that Steve died “suddenly” and “unexpectedly.” An official cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Awful news to hear about the passing of Steve Grimmett from Grim Reaper. What a voice and a super kind person. My sincerest condolences to his wife Millie, his family, and friends.
— Todd La Torre (@ToddLaTorre) August 15, 2022
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