Former RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby (full name: Robbinson Lance Crosby) passed away at 11:15 A.M. (PST) on Thursday, June 6th. He was 41 years old.Crosby reportedly died peacefully at home in Hollywood, California and was in no pain. The paramedics on the scene gave the preliminary cause of death as a heart attack. Details on a memorial service are pending. Ex-RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has issued the following message via his web site www.topfuelrecords.com: "Robbin was a sweet soul, great talent and he will be dearly missed. Rest in peace. Stephen Pearcy." At the time of his death, Crosby had been suffering from full-blown AIDS after being diagnosed with the HIV virus back in 1994. In an interview with KNAC.com that was published in July of last year, Crosby blamed his condition on a heroin habit that he acquired early on in RATT's career. "[MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist] Nikki Sixx and I had gotten into the heroin thing together," Robbin stated at the time. "He was supposed to be the best man at my wedding and he didn't even come 'cause there was going to be people drinking and that was when he had just gone through his rehab thing. That really fried my ass."
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.