Former Obituary bassist Frank Watkins passes away

Posted by on October 19, 2015

Long time Obituary bassist Frank Watkins passed away this weekend after a fight with cancer. He was just 47 years old. Watkins appeared on Obituary’s second studio album, Cause of Death, released in 1990, and remained with the band until 2010.

Fear Factory posted a message to their fallen metal brother, saying “Thanx for taking Fear Factory on our first full American tour in 1993. You will truly be missed. Our condolences go out to his family . FUCK CANCER !!!”

In addition to a prolific run with Obituary, Frank Watkins played with Gorgoroth since 2007, and ran his own management company called Back From The Dead Productions.

(via Metal Hammer, photo via Obituary)

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