Earlier today it was reported that a truck slammed into Adrenaline Mob’s RV on highway I-75 while the band were on their way to perform in Saint Petersburg, Florida. At that time it was mentioned, one person was confirmed dead while six had been injured. Additionally, Gainesville.com noted the truck driver refused to comment.
We are devastated to find out that bassist David Zablidowsky was the one who passed away. Former bassist John Moyer (Disturbed/Art of Anarchy) confirmed the news this evening.
Dave Z. joined Adrenaline Mob this year and formerly toured with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Jeff Scott Soto. He also played in the NYC club band ZO2 and was featured in the IFC comedy series, Z Rock.
The following messages have been shared by Moyer, Paul Zablidowsky, TSO, and Jeff Scott Soto:
“This talented, humble, sweet soul left us today way too soon. If you saw him perform you were lucky. If you knew him you were blessed. RIP David Z. You were a beast on stage and it was my pleasure to have shared it with you on your last days. Going to miss you brother.”
“As you can all imagine, my family and I are devastated by the horrific news of David‘s passing. A piece of our hearts has been taken from us today and we are figuring out how to deal with this as a family. Please give us time and space to mourn and we will keep you posted when we can. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers.”
“We are terribly saddened with the passing of our talented friend, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Adrenaline Mob and ZO2 bass player, Dave Z (David Zablidowsky). Dave was so very special to our family and our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave’s family, and all those affected by Friday’s tragic accident.”
“There’s not a whole lot to say yet too much I wanna say…the past 7 hours have changed my life and perspective yet again…I lost my good buddy today but more so, the world lost one of the greatest humans on the planet. Please respect the privacy and respect of the family during this time, big love and support to the Mob…peace out for now!”
We send our condolences to Dave Z’s family and friends during this difficult time.