Former VOIVOD Bassist: 'PIGGY Was A Mentor And A Hero For Many Of Us'

Former VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Theriault (a.k.a. Blacky) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour:

"Life does not always turn out the way you expect. Mine and the lives of many of my friends from Jonquiere were certainly influenced by one specific person, Denis D'Amour. He was a mentor and a hero for many of us. He was my best friend.

"I have dreaded the arrival of this day for a while now. My old bandmate is gone. He passed away last night at peace with himself and without pain. Until the very end he was both a sweetheart and a real rocker, without compromise.

"I am so grateful that I had the chance to let him know how much he meant to me and how much I loved him. Denis did not live to see his last artistic effort released but the rest of us will appreciate it all the more.

"Long live Denis D'Amour. Long live Piggy."

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