RIP Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan

I regret to inform you all that Jimmy Sullivan aka The Rev, drummer for Avenged Sevenfold, passed away on December 28, 2009. In a long string of shocking death's this year, this one hits a little closer to home because i had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with this guy. At 28 years old, he was found dead in his Huntington Beach home. Reports say he died of 'natural causes', only meaning no foul play was involved. His band mates had this to say on their official website:

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Jimmy was not only one of the world's best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy's family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.
We love you.

M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ

He was one of the most talented drummers of the new rock era, and he will be greatly missed.