Ben Graves, former Murderdolls and Pretty Boy Floyd drummer, died last week at the age of 46. The officially stated cause of death was cancer, which he had been battling for a year.
Ben’s fiancé announced the sad news on Facebook:
“This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans.”
“Most of you don’t know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.”
“Ben passed away today, May 9th 2018, from complications due to his cancer. His diagnosis was grim but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can’t be won no matter how hard you try.”
“Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected.”
The first public sign of Ben Graves’ health problems was when he collapsed during a Pretty Boy Floyd gig in Denver, which took place last year. No official reason was publicly stated at the time.