According to CBS, Internal Bleeding drummer William Tolley, who worked as a firefighter for FDNY, has passed away after falling five stories while responding to a fire in the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY. He was 42 at the time of his passing. R.I.P.
The band said the following:
“Our drummer, the heartbeat of the band, William Tolley died today. There are ZERO WORDS to describe the loss. He was a good, decent and honorable man who loved his friends, his family and the people he served. There will never be another like him. There are no words to describe the utter sadness and despair we feel right now. We love you Bill.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also issued a statement:
“I’m very sorry to report tragedy has struck our city. Today we lost a hero of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). William Tolley was a 14-year veteran of the FDNY dedicated to protecting others. To William’s family, we not only stand by you today but in the weeks and years ahead. Our hearts also go out today to the members of the FDNY, especially the members of Ladder 135 in Ridgewood.”