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ex-Black Flag bassist dies

Friday, May 05, 2017 8:49 AM PT

Black Flag bassist Cel Revuelta

One-time Black Flag bass player C'el Revuelta passed away on May 3rd from brain cancer.

Originally diagnosed with glioblastoma last summer, Revuelta's struggles were made public via a GoFundMe set up by his family. Unfortunately, treatments ultimately proved unsuccessful and his cancer progressed to the point where he lost a portion of his vision and the ability to move his left arm and leg. His family shared this update on Wednesday:

"Today we lost a wonderful person, our hearts are broken Cel passed away this morning Wednesday May 3rd 2017, he was surrounded by his immediate family. He fought til his last breath. Forever he is loved and will be missed. Love You, Uncle Cel!!

Revuelta was a member of Black Flag in 1986, participating in their final tour. He rejoined the lineup with Greg Ginn for a handful of reunion shows in 2003.

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