Photo From Dark Angels Facebook Page
The metal world lost Jim Durkin, founding guitarist of the California thrash band Dark Angel, has died. He was 58. The news was announced on Facebook by his wife, Annie, who confirmed that Durkin had passed on Wednesday March 8th of this week.
“With a broken and heavy heart, I want to share that the love of my life, my best friend and husband, Jimmy, passed away Wednesday morning,” wrote Annie. “He was not alone as I was with him along with a few close friends until the end. He will be truly missed and no one can ever replace the love I have for him. May he rest in peace.
“Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours… My Immortal Beloved. I will see you again.”
Dark Angel has also commented on Durkin‘s passing, saying “We in the Dark Angel Family are deeply saddened and crushed today with the news of our brother and founder Jimmy Durkinpassing away Wednesday morning. We would like to thank his fans for their continuous loyalty and support. We will come out with a full statement very soon. We ask that you please respect the family’s privacy while we mourn the loss of this great man.”