Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen found dead

Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen ‘The Rev’ Sullivan was found dead in his Huntingdon Beach home yesterday (December 28) at approximately 1pm PST. He was 28 years old.

The Orange County Coroner’s Office is currently investigating his death, but at this stage it is thought Sullivan died of natural causes.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan,” reads an official statement from the band. “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.”