Kenny King, Dimebag Darrell's original guitar tech and current guitar tech for Scott Shelby of WARBEAST, suffered a tragic loss this last weekend. His wife Kim King's parents' home where Kim's sister was living with her two children, Carter, 4, and Lilly, 2, caught fire late Saturday night. The fire unfortunately started in Lily's bedroom where she was sleeping. The family was unable to get to her due to the immense flames. Later that day Lily would have turned two years old. There was a party planned that sadly Lily never had.
Kenny was Dimebag's guitar tech in the 1980's. He built and re-built every guitar Dime played up until 1989. He was a huge part of the early PANTERA family. He is one of the most respected guitar techs out there.
Said former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo: "On behalf of my family, and the entire Housecore Records crew, I'd like to offer our greatest condolences to the Condron family. Poor little Lilly Ann's uncle Kenny King has been a tremendous part of my life, as well as my brothers and label mates WARBEAST. This type of horrific accident is unthinkable. But when these things happen, the best thing to do is reach out and support the family members as best as possible, although right now it seems such a small thing. In truth, it is all we can do right now. I realize the family is accepting donations to pay for funeral expenses and the re-building of their home, so donate if you can. Our thoughts and hopes and love are with everyone involved."
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