In 2012 following fantastic servants of metal were lost in action.
|Joey "Fingers" Lombard, 42,
ex-bassist of death metal act Incantation committed suicide.
|January 3, 2012|
|Nicole Bogner, 27,
ex-vocalist of symphonic power metal act Visions of Atlantis died
of an undisclosed disease.
|January 5, 2012|
|Robbie France, 53,
ex-drummer of Diamond Head and UFO died of unknown causes.
|January 14, 2012|
|Mark Reale, 57,
guitarist and founding member of Riot died of complications
with Crohn's disease.
|January 25, 2012|
|Tonmi Lillman aka "Otus", 38
drummer of Lordi, died from unknown causes.
|February 14 , 2012|
|Ronnie Montrose, 64,
guitarist and leader of Montrose died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
|March 3 , 2012|
"Lord of Loud" the founder of Marshall Amplification died at 88.
|April 5 , 2012|
Richie Teeter, 61,
|April 10 , 2012|
|Rob "Balfabar Nosugref The Almighty" Cranny, 27,
Owner of Canadian Northern Storm Records and Vocalist of Detsörgsekälf died of a heart attack.
|April 21 , 2012|
|Rob Doherty, 42,
Canadian guitarist/vocalist (ex-Into Eternity) died of unknown causes.
|May 4 , 2012|
|Trondr Nefas, 34,
frontman of Norwegian Black Metal band Urgehal died.
|May 14 , 2012|
|Steeve Hurdle, 41
ex Guitarist of Gorguts died of post-surgical complications.
|May 20, 2012|
|Michael Grant, 39,
singer for Crescent Shield, Onward, Legend Maker and
Cypher Seer died of unidentified illness.
|May 31, 2012|
|Jon Lord, 71,
English composer, pianist and Hammond organ player for
Deep Purple, died of cancer.
|July 16, 2012|
|Mitch Lucker, 28,
singer of deathcore act Suicide Silence, died of a motorcycle accident.
|November 1, 2012|
|Huw Lloyd-Langton, 61,
guitarist of Hawkwind and The Meads of Asphodel, died from cancer.
|December 8 , 2012|
|Mike Scaccia, 47,
guitarist of Rigor Mortis and Ministry, died after collapsing on
stage during Rigor Mortis' performance for vocalist Bruce Corbitt's
|December 23, 2012|