Gabe Serbian, best known as the drummer of spazz-grind cult heroes the Locust, has died. He was 44. Serbian also fronted Dead Cross between 2015 and 2016 before Mike Patton took the mic, and played guitar for Cattle Decapitation from 1996 to 2000. His Locust and Dead Cross bandmate Justin Pearson has launched a GoFundMe to help Serbian's wife and two children. The fundraiser page confirms that the drummer passed away on April 30th, the day before his birthday. No cause of death has been revealed at this time.
All three of Serbian's previous bands paid their respects. "This world will miss Gabe as a friend, family member, musician, and artist," the Locust wrote. "He will continue to live on in so many ways and through everyone he has connected with during his time with us."
"Our hearts are shattered," reads a statement on Dead Cross' social media. "We love you Gabe Serbian. This world won't be the same without you."
As for Cattle Decapitation, the band commented, "We are at a complete loss for words over the loss of our friend and a founding member Gabe Serbian's passing. Its difficult to put into words the loss of someone who was such a talent and dear friend to so, so many. He was one of the real ones. We will miss you so much, Gabe."
It’s with heavy hearts that we have to share the passing of Gabe Serbian on April 30th, 2022. This world will miss Gabe as a friend, family member, musician, and artist. He will continue to live on in so many ways and through everyone he has connected with during his time with us pic.twitter.com/vxERoAcS1C— The Locust (@LocustOfficial) May 1, 2022
Our hearts are shattered. We love you Gabe Serbian. This world won’t be the same without you pic.twitter.com/fggmm4OJSU— Dead Cross (@_Dead_Cross_) May 1, 2022