Two Members Of After Death Drown In Brazil
Two members of the British metal band, After Death, have died whilst on tour in Brazil.
Timothy Kennelly, the 18 year-old After Death bassist, remains missing presumed dead after going to the aid of Leon Villalba, 21 year-old rhythm guitarist, whose body washed up on a beach in Aracaju on Thursday.
Drummer Barry O’Connor told BBC News: “The waves started getting heavier and I came out, but Tim and Leon went out further and looked really confident.
“The next thing I know, I heard Leon screaming ‘help, help, help’. Tim heard him and turned around and swam toward him, he exerted lots of energy doing that and by the time he got to Leon, he was struggling also.”
“After 20 minutes Leon’s body washed up on the shore. His body was limp and he’d gone white. We pulled him out and I tried to resuscitate him with mouth to mouth.
“There was so much water, he had foam and water coming from his mouth, it was unbelievable. We did our best.”
Metal Hammer send our sincerest condolences to the band and their families and encourage people to donate towards the appeal to raise money so that the body of Leon Villalba can be returned from Brazil.