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Former Murderdolls Drummer Ben Graves Has Died

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and former bandmates.

Metal Injection reports that drummer Ben Graves has passed away after an 11-month battle with cancer.

Ben was 46 years old. He played with Murderdolls from 2002 until their break-up in 2004, with nu-metal band Dope from 2005 to 2006, and with glam metal band Pretty Boy Floyd from 2011 to the present day. His fiancé posted the following on social media:

A message from Ben’s fiancé, Lydia.

This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans.

Most of you don’t know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.

Ben passed away today, May 9th 2018, from complications due to his cancer. His diagnosis was grim but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can’t be won no matter how hard you try.

Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected.

It’s devastating to lose someone you love more than yourself. My heart is broken, my heart died with him.

We will be taking him home to Massachusetts. I will organize a memorial for Ben’s LA friends, details to follow.

Post some photos of Ben for us to see him as he was.

Lydia

Wednesday 13 posted this on Twitter:

Posted on May 10th 2018, 4:18pm
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