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Former SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO Mourns The Passing Of His Mother

Nicelia Irene Lombardo passed away on December 26, 2021 at the age of 89.

Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo is currently in mourning following the death of his mother, Nicelia Irene Lombardo, who passed away on December 26, 2021 at the age of 89.

Dave announced his mother’s passing in a social media post on Monday (January 10). He wrote: “On Dec. 26th 2021, my amazing mom, Nicelia Irene Lombardo passed away. She was 89 years old. Her last days were met with much pain and exhaustion. She was a strong and brave woman, not just in the end, but throughout her journey. She was my first fan. Supportive from the very first note. From spoons, pots and pans, to arenas. My favorite producer. Always encouraging my musical endeavors. We will all miss her positive spirit, jokes and daily phone calls.

“We love you dearly, Mima. Rest Peacefully.”

Lombardo currently plays with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, horror-punk icons MISFITS, hardcore supergroup DEAD CROSS and MR. BUNGLE. Dave was fired from SLAYER after sitting out the group’s Australian tour in February/March 2013 due to a contract dispute with the other members of the band.