Former Manowar Drummer Dies
Former Manowar drummer Scott Columbus passed away yesterday, April 4th, at the age of 54. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
The news was first reported via ex-Manowar guitarist Ross the Boss' Facebook page and was corroborated by Columbus' girlfriend of almost four years, Nancy, who wrote on the drummer's Facebook page, "For all you to know, this is Scott Columbus's girlfriend of over 3 1/3 years... and I cannot get the words out, but he died today... Please send your thoughts and prayers. I can't believe he is gone. He was the absolute love of my life."
Manowar has released the following statement regarding Columbus' passing: "With great sorrow we announce the passing of our brother Scott. A rare talent, equally a rare individual, a father, friend and a brother of metal.
"All the great moments we spent together are burnished in our hearts and memories forever. We know he is in a good place and at peace. He will never be forgotten."
Columbus joined Manowar in 1983 but left the band in 1990 when his son fell ill. He returned to the fold for the Louder Than Hell album in 1996 and remained with the group until April 2008.