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James Owen Sullivan, or you may know him as Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, was found dead in his Southern California home yesterday, December 28th of 2009. The drummer, and back-up singer, for Avenged Sevenfold appeared to have died of natural causes according to a police statement.

Sullivan was just 28 years old. His band won the MTV Music Video Award for Best New Artist in 2006. Avenged Sevenfold released a statement on the group’s website.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan.”

“Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time. Jimmy you are forever in our hearts. We love you.”