QUEENSRŸCHE: Voice Of 'The Preacher' On 'Operation: Mindcrime' Dies At 46

According to ClarionLedger.com, longtime disc jockey, music producer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Scott Mateer (MySpace page) — who performed a voice-over as "The Preacher" on the QUEENSRŸCHE album "Operation: Mindcrime" — died Sunday morning (Dec. 17) at his home in Flowood, Mississippi.

Mateer, 46, worked at several Jackson radio stations in the 1980s and '90s, co-wrote Lorrie Morgan's first major hit, "Dear Me".

He also served as a Hinds County Sheriff's deputy for six years until 2005.

"He was one of the most talented people I have ever, ever met," said his widow Shari Schneider, 47. "He had a brilliant mind and he had a huge heart."

Schneider said she did not know what caused Mateer's death, but said he suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.

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