Monday, August 15th, 2022
99WNRR has some very sad news to report as Grim Reaper and Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper has passed away at the age of 62. Grimmett was born on August 19, 1959 and died on August 15, 2022. He is best known as the singer for the UK band Grim Reaper, which released three studio albums between 1983 and 1987. A fourth Grim Reaper record was being written following the third album Rock You To Hell but Grimmett advised in an interview with Vinyl Writer Music back in February 2022 that this fourth record would never get released while he was alive. Grimmett made headlines around the world when his right leg had to be amputated from below the knee in mid-January 2017 due to a very serious infection.
Reported earlier today that Grimmett’s brother Mark made the following announcement on social media yesterday evening: “I don’t really know where to start so I guess I will just come right out with it. It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I have to tell you all as many of you know him my very talented brother Steve Grimmett very sadly passed away today, my heart goes out to Millie his wife my Mum and Dad, Russell , Sami and Ethan. I will miss you more than words will ever say , love you bro xx”.”
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