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Birthday : 09.02.1981 year

Age: 28 years

Date of Death : 28.12.2009 year

Citizenship : SShA

Originalnoe name: Jimmy Owen Sallivan

Original name: Jimmy Owen Sullivan


American musician, drummer of rock band `Avenged Sevenfold` and avant-garde rock singerGroup `Pinkly Smooth`, serving in the genre of metalcore and avant-garde metal. Sullivan lived in Huntington Beach, California, and was engaged to Leanna ` Silver` McFadden, but was not married to her, contrary to rumors. He was found dead on 28 December 2009 at his home. He was 28 years old.

James Owen Sullivan was born on February 9, 1981. He was a singer and played the piano in the project `Pinkly Smooth`, which also participated Synyster Gates, guitarist ` Avenged Sevenfold`. In 2002, the `Pinkly Smooth` released their only album titled ` Unfortunate Snort`. James, however, is much better known as a drummer and backing vocalist `Avenged Sevenfold`.He was considered one of the most skilful and talented drummers of his generation and consistently ranks in the top ten list of the best rock drummers on different versions of music publications. In addition, he wrote the lyrics and the song `Afterlife`, one of the most popular songs of ` Avenged Sevenfold`, written by him. In addition to drums ,Sullivan owned the guitar and bass guitar.

James idols, according to him, were Vinnie Paul, Mike Portnoy, and Terry Bozzio, who had a great influence on his musical style

. He enjoyed the drums, composed of parts of different firms - drums `DW`, Dish ` Sabian`, plastics `Evans` and sticks ` Pro-Mark`, as was the endorser ,that is has signed advertising contracts with each of these manufacturers.

Sullivan `s voice can be heard in different songs from the same album `Avenged Sevenfold`, for example ,` A Little Piece of Heaven`, `Brompton Cocktail`,` Gunslinger` and `Lost`. He also uchastovat in writing these songs. Before we get into this group ,James was a drummer for a while ska band `Suburban Legends`, who writes music in the style of ` third volny`, which means a mixture of Jamaican dance rhythms with genres such as punk rock, jazz, and hardcore.

Sullivan was found dead on 28 December 2009. Police believe it was a death by natural causes ,because it found no trace ubiystvavskrytie also showed nothing, but the tests are not finished yet. The group `Avenged Sevenfold` made a statement, which said that with great sorrow they have to report the death of one of the world`s best drummers, who was their friend and brother.January 5, 2010 was held the closing ceremony of farewell to James Sullivan, and a day later he was buried. Place of burial is not disclosed to avoid the crowds of fans

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