In an announcement asserting the information, Lifeless Kennedys revealed that the drummer died “from trauma to the pinnacle attributable to an unintentional fall” at his residence in Los Angeles.
They wrote: “Lifeless Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro handed away in his Los Angeles residence yesterday, October twenty eighth. Police on the scene acknowledged that he died from trauma to the pinnacle attributable to an unintentional fall.
“Preparations are pending and can be introduced within the coming days. We ask that you just respect the household’s privateness throughout this troublesome time. Thanks on your ideas and phrases of consolation.”
Born Darren Henley in St. Louis, Missouri in 1959, Peligro joined Lifeless Kennedys in 1981, changing founding drummer Ted (actual identify Bruce Slesinger).
After the band broke up in 1986, Peligro briefly joined Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers as alternative for Jack Irons, although was fired lower than a yr later attributable to drug and alcohol-related points.
The drummer then took half within the Lifeless Kennedys reunion of 2001, and carried on drumming for them up till his loss of life, bar a one-year break from 2008-2009. He additionally had a quick solo profession.
Amongst these to pay tribute to Peligro was Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who tweeted: “DH Peligro eternally and ever. The funnest, kindest and the rockingest. My pricey brother I’m so grateful for our time I like you eternally.”
In an prolonged Instagram put up, Flea added: “My pricey pal, my brother I miss you a lot. I’m devastated as we speak, a river of tears, however all my life I’ll treasure each second. The primary time I noticed you play with the DK’s in ‘81 you blew my thoughts. The ability, the soul, the recklessness. You turned my beloved pal, so many occasions of each variety.
“We had a lot enjoyable, a lot pleasure, having one another’s backs. I like you with all my coronary heart. You’re the truest rocker, and a vital a part of rhcp historical past. D H P within the place to be, you reside eternally in our hearts, you wild man, you bringer of pleasure, you big hearted man. I’ll all the time honor you. Relaxation In Peace and freedom from all that restrained you.”
DH Peligro eternally and ever. The funnest, kindest and the rockingest. My pricey brother I’m so grateful for our time I like you eternally.
— Flea (@flea333) October 29, 2022