Paul Raven Dead At 46
Author: Jonty Skrufff
Monday, 29 October 2007
morning by drummer Ted Parsons.
"I found Raven asleep in a chair the next morning in [a] living room," Parsons wrote on his Myspace page. "I thought nothing of it, as Raven would sleep like this on the tour bus in the front lounge all the time. Then I looked closer at him, and he looked very gray. I checked his pulse and there was none."
Chatting to US portal PunkTV.ca last year, Raven joked cheerfully bout his rock & roll reputation describing himself as 'a world-class antagonist, long time pit-bull breeder, part-time drug dealer (and) brunette lover.'
"I've been making records since 1977. I'm what we call O.P., like O.G., Original Punk Rocker," he added, "Soon I'm going to be a punk-rock granddad. I'm 45 years old and still f**king you know, kicking ass," he said.
Though numerous blogs immediately speculated that drugs might have been involved, no mentions of drugs except alcohol have emerged in subsequent press reports. Tags