A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to bring the late Warrel Dane’s (Nevermore, Sanctuary) body back to Seattle. If you want to help out, you can donate HERE. The singer tragically passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack, while working on a new solo album in São Paulo, Brazil.
The following satement was posted on GoFundMe:
“On behalf of friends and family of the Sanctuary camp we are bringing Warrel home to Seattle.
On Wednesday, December 13th the world lost an amazing human. Our dear friend Warrel Dane, who achieved fame with the bands SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away of a heart attack in São Paulo, Brazil while recording what was to be his second solo album.
Warrel had a one of a kind voice. The highs, the lows, the grit, the charm… he had it all.
His smile, infectious energy, and incredibly kind heart will forever be in our memories.
Warrel meant so much to so many.
In the wake of this unexpected loss, the expenses to bring him home for a proper memorial service is quite high. Currently, his monies are not accessible and this fund will be used by family members to cover the costs associated with transporting him home and final burial expenses.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated
Much Love and Gratitude,
Sanctuary, friends and family
In honor of Warrel, his beloved Seattle family are holding an informal community wide gathering, offering everyone who felt touched by his life, in any way, to share the grief of this loss and the joy of his sweet memory.
Sunday, January 7th
110 S. Horton Street
Seattle, WA 98134