According to SILive.com, Salvatore Valvo, 53, of Annadale, a longtime bodyguard and security specialist for heavy metal band TWISTED SISTER, died Monday at Staten Island University Hospital South of complications from leukemia and diabetes.Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Valvo lived most of his young and adult life on Staten Island, where he attended Tottenville High School. Through his work for TWISTED SISTER and other famous rock bands and artists like JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and Frank Zappa, however, Mr. Valvo had the chance to travel all over the world. "He was my oldest brother, he taught me a lot," said Richard Valvo. "Sal was known worldwide. He had friends in Germany — all over the place. He was quite the ladies' man." When he wasn't working security for TWISTED SISTER, Mr. Valvo loved to ride his '66 Electra Glide Harley Davidson motorcycle, make his own fresh mozzarella, and spend time with his two cats. Family members remember him as an accomplished amateur chef, who for a short time in the 1980s owned his own catering business. Read more from SILive.com.
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.