D.H. Peligro, a drummer and punk rock trailblazer who played a pivotal role in the Dead Kennedys, passed away recently at the age of 63.
The musician, whose real name was Darren Henley, died on Friday in his Los Angeles residence, as confirmed in a statement posted by the band on Instagram.
The Instagram post indicated that police officers who arrived at the scene reported that his passing resulted from head injuries sustained in an accidental fall. It was further mentioned that details regarding his funeral arrangements would be disclosed in the coming days.
The post also requested that the family be given privacy and space to cope with this tragic loss. Gratitude was extended for the kind thoughts, words, and support from well-wishers.
According to TMZ, the drummer was found deceased in the bathroom of his San Fernando Valley home, having suffered a head injury. However, it remains unclear whether this injury was fatal, and the exact cause of Peligro’s death is yet to be determined.