The surviving members of TYPE O NEGATIVE have honored their late frontman, Peter Steele, on what would have been his 60th birthday (January 4).
Peter Steele died in 2010 from apparent sepsis caused by diverticulitis, originally diagnosed as heart failure, at the age of 48.
“We miss our friend and brother every day” say TYPE O NEGATIVE. “Today would have been his 60th birthday and we celebrate him,” the group began in a tweet that was accompanied by a photo of the beloved ‘Green Man’ lying in a grassy field in his usual attire of green torso garment and black jeans.”
Referencing a track off the band’s 1999 release “World Coming Down”, TYPE O NEGATIVE continued, “While it may be true that ‘Everything Dies’ we still wish it wasn’t yet with you.”
Peter Steele was born Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk and was known for his vampiric appearance, 6 ft 8 frame, rich bass vocals, and dark, often self-deprecating sense of humor. His lyrics have been described as “often intensely personal, dealing with subjects including love, loss and addiction.”
Peter Steele always credited BLACK SABBATH and THE BEATLES as his main musical influences.
We miss our friend and brother every day. Today would have been his 60th birthday and we celebrate him. While it may be true that Everything Dies we still wish it wasn’t yet with you. pic.twitter.com/8LOCIPTB5K
— Type O Negative (@typeonegative) January 4, 2022