Misfits drummer, Joey Image has died at the age of 63 after fighting with liver cancer.
The cause of death has not been confirmed, but Image has been suffering from liver cancer since 2016.
His death was first reported by The New York Hardcore Chronicles Facebook page after they posted: ‘Joey Image of The Misfits died at age 63. Rest In Peace’.
Tragedy: Drummer Misfits, Joey Image has died at the age of 63 after fighting with liver cancer
Reacting to his death, The Misfits tweeted: ‘RIP Joey Image, 5 March 1957 – 1 June 2020. Drummer Misfits 78 – 79. Appears in the classic 7-inch’ Horror Business’ & ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Misfits. ‘
They accompanied the post with a picture of the drummer, writing: “Seen here on drums with Misfits alive at Irving Plaza Halloween night 1979 in NYC.”
A GoFundMe The page has been arranged to help Image pay for its medical costs, with the target set at $ 25,000 (£ 19,926).
The page read: ‘Last year, Joey was diagnosed with liver cancer. He sought treatment at the University of Miami, and may be a candidate for a liver transplant, but this procedure is very expensive and often has devastating side effects.
Health: The cause of death has not been confirmed, but Image has been suffering from liver cancer since 2016
Award: Reacting to his death, Misfits tweeted: ‘RIP Joey Image, March 5, 1957 – June 1 2020. Drummer Misfits 78 – 79’
‘Joey is currently driving to make a living, but is not sure whether he will be able to continue this work after his treatment has begun.
With this campaign, we hope to raise funds to cover his medical costs, and a portion of his living expenses, including rent, food, and transportation.
“Not infrequently we can give back to the artists who have shaped our lives, but this is an opportunity to help someone who really needs.
‘If you have listened to repeated Misfits recordings, or met a friend / partner at a horror punk show, or were inspired to start your own band because of’ Business Horror ‘- please consider a small donation. Everything helps. ‘
Treatment: The GoFundMe page has been prepared to help Image pay for its medical costs, with a target set of $ 25,000 (£ 19,926)
Punk rock musician born Joey Poole in New Jersey in 1957 and joined The Misfits in November 1978.
He left the band in December 1979 after their ill-fated tour of England with Damned and later worked with a number of other bands.
After playing only two shows on the Misfits tour, Image talked about leaving the band in an interview with Miami New Times.
He said: ‘Jerry [Only] and Glenn [Danzig], they really don’t care about anyone other than themselves. “I can’t take it. I got a round trip ticket and I went back to New York. ‘
History: Punk rock musician born Joey Poole in New Jersey in 1957 and joined The Misfits in November 1978
Recalling his recruitment to the group, Image said: “They saw me playing, and they liked,” Hey, you think you might want to join our band? ”
“So I took their tapes and studied them, and two weeks later I played [Max’s Kansas City, the legendary New York punk club]. I am in a band. That’s how fast it all happened. I was in the right place, basically. Plus I kick *. ‘
Image spent most of his life living in New York City and then moving to Florida.
Respect: There is an outpouring of love for musicians on social media after the news of his death
There was an outpouring of love for musicians on social media after the news of his death.
One fan wrote: ‘He is a great guy’, while another said to the band: ‘Sorry for losing your brothers’.
Another wrote: ‘The news reported that former Misfits drummer Joey Image had died this morning after a long battle with liver cancer.
“A beautiful man who always has time for his hands on Facebook. Very sad news #ripjoeyimage ‘.
Career: Joey left Misfits in December 1979 after the band toured unlucky to England with Damned and later worked with a number of other bands.
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