News•November 1, 2020 11:17 AM ET•16,069 views
Defiler drummer passes away, vocalist in poor health
Jacob Shaw, frontman of California deathcore band Defiler, has issued a sobering update regarding his own health along with the news of drummer Craig Ledbetter's passing. Ledbetter was found dead on the morning of October 27, passing away "in the night as his heart stopped." He was 33 years old. A GoFundMe has been created to assist his family with final expenses. Meanwhile, Shaw says that he has been ailing since September, when he "got very sick." Amid a visit to the hospital, Shaw was told by a doctor that his pancreas had "stopped working" and that he was "going to die." Subsequent medical consultations have yielded a tentative diagnosis of necrotizing pancreatitis, a serious but typically treatable condition. Shaw is accepting monetary donations to assist with both his treatment and his efforts to prove medical malpractice. You can find more information via his update below.