Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze


Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCazeSince his death was announced over the weekend, there’s been much speculation about the cause of Eyehategod skinsman Joey LaCaze’s death. But today the New Orleans band’s singer Mike Williams revealed the reason behind the drummer’s demise in the following statement:


“Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order passed away on Aug. 23rd in New Orleans after a very successful five week UK and European tour w/ EHG. He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming and in numerous solo experimental electronic projects. Doctors confirmed to family members the cause as respiratory failure. He also suffered from severe long term asthma.


“An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.”


The US-based bank’s website is here, for anyone wishing to make a donation.


To read more about LaCaze’s life and career, click here.


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