Darkish Angel guitarist and founding member Jim Durkin has died. He was 58.
Jim’s spouse Annie confirmed his passing on Fb yesterday (March 10). “With a broken and heavy heart, I want to share that the love of my life, my best friend and husband, Jimmy, passed away Wednesday morning,” she wrote. “He was not alone as I was with him along with a few close friends until the end. He will be truly missed and no one can ever replace the love I have for him. May he rest in peace. Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours……. My Immortal Beloved. I will see you again.”
Shortly after, Darkish Angel additionally issued a press release of their very own on Jim’s dying, writing: “We in the Dark Angel Family are deeply saddened and crushed today with the news of our brother and founder Jimmy Durkin passing away Wednesday morning. We would like to thank his fans for their continuous loyalty and support. We will come out with a full statement very soon. We ask that you please respect the family’s privacy while we mourn the loss of this great man.”
Following the information, musicians have been paying their respects to the late thrasher by way of social media. Exodus guitarist Gary Holt took to his Instagram to write down, “This is just horrible news, just terrible.”
As well as, Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott known as Jim the “nicest guy in thrash” and recalled fond reminiscences of spending time with each Jim and Annie throughout the “slightly rough-and-tumble days” of Arch Enemy excursions again within the early 2000’s. “He had a big heart, that’s for sure,” Amott wrote on Fb.
Bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth additionally payed tribute to Jim, writing, “Condolences to his family, friends and band mates…. his contribution to thrash metal will be missed by all!”
Our hearts exit to Jim’s family and friends right now.
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