Heavy Metal’s “Oldest Fan” Passes Away Aged 87
Owen Brown, who has attracted attention on a number of occasions for being heavy metal’s “oldest fan”, has sadly passed away at the age of 87.
Owen’s love of Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Judas Priest earned him props from bands and fans around the world as well as some international press, with his penchant for relaxing in his garden shed and blaring out his favourite music at ear-splitting volume shocking neighbours and peers alike.
“It’s great because I can play it as loud as I want in there,” he once told the Western Daily Press in an interview. “I can sit back with a drink and listen to Megadeth with no worries in the world.
“When all the kids were at home they would often ask me to stop playing it or turn it down but it’s only worth listening to at full blast.”
Megadeth themselves have lamented Owen’s passing, commenting via Facebook: “We would like to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Megadeth’s oldest and most cherished fan, Owen Brown. You will be missed.”
We’d like to reflect those condolences and pay tribute to a true defender and an absolute gent. RIP, sir.