Scott Clendenin, former bassist of Death, passed away yesterday at the age of 47. He joined the band in 1996, performed on the band’s final album, The Sound of Perseverance, which came out in 1998 and also came back to play bass with Death To All when they toured in 2012 and 2013 to remember Chuck Schuldiner’s legacy. Details are scarce right now as to why Scott unexpectedly left us, but Death’s official Facebook page informed us yesterday that “Scott had some health challenges in the last few years but was optimistic about his prospects.”
Our collective thoughts and good vibes here at Heavy Blog Is Heavy go out to Scott’s family and friends during this difficult time. For now, we can honor his legacy as an incredibly talented musician who brought us some of the most challenging and daring material in progressive death metal during the 1990s. Here’s a classic, old-school clip of Scott and the rest of Death annihilating Los Angeles in the band’s bootleg, Death: Live in L.A.(Death and Raw).