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”