NewsJuly 7, 2018 7:40 PM ET6,687 views

Malevolent Creation co-founder Bret Hoffmann dies

This past spring we learned that Bret Hoffmann, original vocalist and co-founder of death metal band Malevolent Creation, was battling stage 4 colon cancer. Sadly, Hoffmann has passed away. He was 51 years old. The news comes via Hoffmann's wife, Kimberly:
"Can't believe my best friend/brother has passed away! 40 years of friendship and 30 years of playing music together. There will never be ever anyone I loved more than Bret Hoffmann and writing music and traveling the world with. He was truly the best friend I ever had and will miss him deeply. R.I.P. my brother!"
Hoffmann served three separate stints in Malevolent Creation, last performing with the band in 2016. Most recently, Hoffmann fronted Fire for Effect.

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