Friday, March 12, 2004

PUNKOBIT: Dave Blood, bassist for the Dead Milkmen, has committed suicide. His sister Kathy announced his death yesterday in a post to the band's message board:

This morning Dave Blood is no longer with us.
David is my brother. Since the breakup of the band David has never really found his niche in life.
My brother was a smart clever and talented person. Inner peace has seemed to elude him for the last many years.
Sometime last night David chose to end his life.
He left a note that I don't know all of what it said,he was not elaborate-but he said he just could not stand to go on any longer.

Our mother passed away at the end of January and maybe David just had had enough.

There will be a memorial service in a few weeks. I will try to remember to come to this board and post it.It will be in the Delaware County area.

Please pray for the respose of my bother's soul; that he now has the peace that seemed to elude him most of his life.

I want to say that one of the shiniest parts of David's life was being a Dead Milkman and having that claim to fame.And the fans who appreciated the talent and time that went into making the band rise above the ordinary-thank you all for making my brother feel and know that he was indeed somebody.

The Dead Milkmen had a ten year career, forming in 1983 and quickly attracting a cult following, which led to acceptance by MTV and a wider degree of success. They split in 1995, after which Dave Blood - born Dave Schulthise - had struggled to find a role. He'd moved to Serbia in 1998 to teach English, but returned to Philadelphia the next year when NATO started bombing.

Dave was 47, and leaves his father, David, brothers Joe and Kurt and sister Kathy.

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