Richard Brunelle

Richard Brunelle was a former guitarist for the death metal band Morbid Angel, who played on their first two albums, Altars of Madness and Blessed Are the Sick, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was known for his melodic and technical style of playing, which complemented the band’s founder and leader, Trey Azagthoth. He left the band in 1992, and later formed another death metal band, Paths of Possession, with vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse. He also rejoined Morbid Angel briefly in 1994 as a live guitarist. He died on September 23, 2019, at the age of 55. The cause of his death has not been officially revealed, but he had a history of drug addiction and legal troubles, which may have contributed to his demise. His former bandmates and fans expressed their shock and sadness at his passing, and praised his musical legacy and influence. (According to Far Out Magazine, Loudwire, The PRP, Metal Injection, and Consequence)