Big Black former bassist Dave Riley dies following battle with cancer - EpicNews

Dave Riley, the previous bassist of Massive Black, has died on the age of 59 following a brief battle with most cancers.

Riley, who performed on each of the Chicago hardcore band’s albums alongside guitarist Santiago Durango, and Steve Albini, died on Tuesday (December 24) after being recognized with throat and lung most cancers again in August.

Riley’s pal and housemate Rachel Brown confirmed the information on social media.

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“Unhappy information my Chicago buddies,” Brown stated in a press release on Fb. “My dearest pal and longtime housemate Dave Riley misplaced his quick battle with most cancers this morning. In late August he developed a persistent sore throat which wasn’t conscious of antibiotics. Initially dismissed as acid-reflux, additional testing confirmed that he had a big squamous cell carcinoma in his throat which had already unfold to a number of locations in his lungs. Since therapy wouldn’t have made any distinction, Dave selected to return residence to die.

“His physician predicted that he had about six months left, however sadly the most cancers was so aggressive that he didn’t even make it a further two.”

See Brown’s assertion under:

David Riley7/30/1960 – 12/24/2019Unhappy information my Chicago buddies. My dearest pal and longtime housemate Dave Riley…

Posted by Rachel Brown on Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Riley performed in Massive Black from 1985 to 1987. He carried out on the one two Massive Black information, ‘Atomizer’ and ‘Songs About Fucking’. Previous to his work with the band, Riley earned engineering credit on Parliament’s 1980 album ‘Trombipulation’ and Funkadelic’s ‘The Electrical Spanking of Conflict Infants’.

“Dave’s passing fills me with disappointment,” Massive Black’s Durango informed Rolling Stone after his passing. “A lot of my favorite Massive Black reminiscences contain Dave, together with the riot he single-handedly began by taunting the viewers at certainly one of our exhibits in Australia. A depraved prankster. Humorous, charming, sensible and gifted. I’d glue myself to Dave on our excursions. Dave was a optimistic power in my life and I’ll miss him dearly.”

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