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Last In Line, and former Dio/Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain recently passed away while he was on Def Leppard‘s Hysteria On The High Seas Cruise. Now, Vinny Appice has revealed that his death was a result of lung cancer. R.I.P.
Appice posted the following on Last In Line’s Facebook:
“Jimmy Bain – friend, brother and band mate passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.
The Medical Examiner report states the official cause of death was lung cancer.
Jimmy didn’t know he had lung cancer, but he did know he had pneumonia and was receiving treatment for it. This didn’t stop him or slow him down, we had four rehearsals 4 hours a day, then a flight to Miami for The Def Leppard Rock Cruise. A pre-sail gig and sound check was scheduled for the following day. At the gig Jimmy played great and even sang that night while holding a heavy bass guitar on his back, never complaining or asking for help.
Next day we preceded [sic] to board the cruise ship for a 5 day voyage of which we were scheduled to play Sunday the 4th day. That gig never happened as Jimmy passed away in his cabin the night before, we were devastated.
Jimmy was a trooper, he gave his all to the band he loved, the music he loved and the fans. He didn’t want to let anyone down. I don’t know anyone that would have attempted this schedule while being this sick and not feeling well, a trooper.
He was so happy and proud of the new album we recorded, it so unfortunate and sad he didn’t live to see it released. We were all looking forward to being on the road and playing together again, there was such a magic between us.
Our prayers go out to his family and so many friends and fans who will miss the amazing person that was Jimmy Bain.
Last In Line, and former Dio/Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain has passed away at the age of 68. No cause of death is available yet, but the news has been confirmed by other musicians, including his ex-Dio drummer Simon Wright. R.I.P.