Curtis Beeson (Ex-Nasty Savage) Battling Brain Tumor, GoFundMe Launched

Curtis Beeson (ex-Nasty Savage) has sadly been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The news was confirmed by Obituary, who set up a GoFundMe for the drummer. You can donate to that HERE. Obituary bassist Terry Butler commented:

“We at Obituary are turning to you guys… our Metal family, worldwide to help us help a brother in real need of support. Curtis Beeson, drummer for Nasty Savage and friend of 35 years, needs our help with his Brain Tumor Battle so please help us help him. We set up a GoFundMe to raise much needed money for his medical and life expenses as he puts up a strong fight in this ongoing battle. Please donate what you can, when you can and share this link to help spread the word. Any amount helps him tremendously and is appreciated more than words can describe!”

Richard Bateman (Nasty Savage) Passes Away

Nasty Savage bassist Richard Bateman has sadly passed away at the age of 50. His death was the result of a heart attack. R.I.P.

The band commented:

“It is with deep sadness to announce Richard Bateman has passed away today [September 5] . We are all devastated. God Bless his family God Bless Richard Bateman. RIP Brother”

Guitarist David Austin also issued his own statement:

“My longtime friend Richard Bateman has passed away from a heart attack, absolutely devastated, extraordinary bass playing that he did with nasty Savage especially penetration point, I can’t even put it into words, absolutely devastated. I hope the metal community will surround his family with open arms and give them the comfort that they need at this moment and time, I’m completely shocked. Love you Richard may he rest in peace, genuine loving person and extraordinary bass player to say the least”