Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Died of Accidental Overdose

Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, drummer for Avenged Sevenfold, was found unresponsive in his Huntington Beach at the end of December. Police stated the death appeared to be of natural causes, but the toxicology reports are in. Sullivan passed away from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol. The reports reveal he suffered an “acute polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol.”

The band’s manager, Larry Jacobson, added during a recent Rolling Stones interview that:

“To all of us who loved Jimmy, the only thing relevant about December 28 is that is the night we lost, too soon, a son, brother, friend and one of the most talented artists in the world.

Every day, his parents and sisters, and his brothers in Avenged Sevenfold smile at the many memories they have of Jimmy and his fans around the world revel in the musical legacy he left them.”