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Black Tusk bass player Jonathan Athon dies

Sunday, November 9, 2014 1:17 PM PT


Jonathan Athon
photo from theheavychronicles.com


Black Tusk bassist Jonathan Athon has passed away at age 32 as a result of the motorcycle accident he was involved in Friday night. Black Tusk has issued the following statement:

"It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made him proud."


40 comments


anonymous
11/9/2014 1:22:24 PM
RIP. a truly talented musician and kind soul.

anonymous
11/9/2014 1:23:51 PM
so the band was in charge of taking him off life support? no family?

anonymous
11/9/2014 1:26:09 PM
Rock on in the afterworld. RIP BROTHA.

anonymous
11/9/2014 1:32:30 PM
RIP. Condolences to family and band. The world lost a good dude.

anonymous
11/9/2014 1:51:45 PM
Rest in peace.

11/9/2014 1:54:09 PM
If you ride a motorcycle, you need to love riding more than living.

anonymous
11/9/2014 2:00:16 PM
RIP. Sounds like he should've had a helmet on, though.

11/9/2014 2:09:15 PM
mitch lucker is stoked

anonymous
11/9/2014 2:21:44 PM
Shitty news. RIP!

anonymous
11/9/2014 2:59:15 PM
RIP. Sounds like he should've had a helmet on, though.

Where'd you see he wasn't wearing one?

anonymous
11/9/2014 3:13:03 PM
mummified_circuitry1 hour ago
mitch lucker is stoked
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beat me to it dammit

anonymous
11/9/2014 3:31:39 PM
One of the best dudes ever!

anonymous
11/9/2014 3:51:34 PM
fronz should get on this (motorcycle)

anonymous
11/9/2014 4:14:37 PM
Sooooooo that chick is now single...game on

anonymous
11/9/2014 4:15:58 PM
Fonzie Flip

anonymous
11/9/2014 5:16:11 PM
"Sooooooo that chick is now single...game on"

Wow, dude. Get a life and some respect.

Rest in power, Jonathan. I didn't know you, but several of my friends did. Have some cosmic adventures. Love to you, your friends, and family.

anonymous
11/9/2014 5:51:26 PM
Anyone posting negative comments: you're a fcking pleb bitch fck boi IMN. Stay glued to your monitor and rot slowly.

Athon will be missed. so sad. fck drunk drivers.

anonymous
11/9/2014 7:08:15 PM
Dude you just called someone a fck boi please go kill yourself

anonymous
11/9/2014 8:26:54 PM
Georgia is being overrun by fck boi.

anonymous
11/9/2014 8:44:56 PM
Whats the deal with this hipster metal motorcycle movement...? Seems like everybody wants a beard, jean vest, and harley now that they can't hang at the mall and peddle their skateboards in their 30's.....RIP dude, but seriously, everybody needs to get off the motorcycles, pretty gay and trendy.

anonymous
11/9/2014 8:56:48 PM
I hope they have Harleys in hell.

anonymous
11/9/2014 9:34:00 PM
hell yeah Georgia. stay tronned.

anonymous
11/9/2014 11:04:26 PM
If you don't wear a helmet on your motorcycle then you get absolutely no sympathy from me.

anonymous
11/9/2014 11:18:03 PM
Rest in power

anonymous
11/10/2014 12:46:07 AM
truly horrible. Much love and respect to the Black Tusk family. I'm honored to have witnessed you guys this year. I'm very saddened by this and my heart goes out to you all.

11/10/2014 3:44:59 AM
RIP bro. 666.

11/10/2014 6:37:14 AM
"Anyone posting negative comments: you're a fcking pleb bitch fck boi IMN. Stay glued to your monitor and rot slowly.

Athon will be missed. so sad. fck drunk drivers."

They hit an 85 year old man lol, you really think that old bitch was drunk?

anonymous
11/10/2014 7:29:06 AM
helmets are required in georgia jerks.. did anyone say he wasn't wearing one? How about you fcking douchebags driving your cars and texting, running stop signs and killing people.. shit's worse than driving drunk but I bet all you pussies do it every day.

11/10/2014 8:23:06 AM
"If you ride a motorcycle, you need to love riding more than living."

I ride my motorcycle every day and it's fvcking frightening how retarded people are when it comes to actually acknowledging that there are motorcycles on the road. I could be dressed up as a Nazi stormtrooper in ass-less chaps and people still wouldn't see me.

anonymous
11/10/2014 9:05:20 AM
^^^
Then get your motorcycle off the fcking road idiot.

Car wins vs motorcycle every time.
It's a death trap.

Good luck feeling like a tough guy.
fcking douche.

anonymous
11/10/2014 9:05:43 AM
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS ARE ALL SUCH PUSSIES! A fa66y hipster died, quit pretending to care. He wouldn't care if you died. Go watch some more reality tv you fcking bozos. Guy was a nobody.

anonymous
11/10/2014 9:23:11 AM
i care that you don't care.

anonymous
11/10/2014 9:54:25 AM
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS ARE ALL SUCH PUSSIES! A fa66y hipster died, quit pretending to care. He wouldn't care if you died. Go watch some more reality tv you fcking bozos. Guy was a nobody.

I would love to beat with you with a wrench, preferably in front of your family.

anonymous
11/10/2014 9:56:40 AM
"How about you fcking douchebags driving your cars and texting, running stop signs and killing people.. shit's worse than driving drunk but I bet all you pussies do it every day."
So....the 85 year old was most likely texting at the time? That's your theory?
fck, some of you are stupid.

anonymous
11/10/2014 11:01:22 AM
Crazy awful news. Not sure whats to come of Black Tusk now, they seemed like a tight family, wouldn't be the same without him. R.I.P.

11/10/2014 11:24:26 AM
Shitty news. R.i.p. man.

anonymous
11/10/2014 10:37:22 PM
I would love to beat with you with a wrench I would love to beat with you with a wrench I would love to beat with you with a wrench I would love to beat with you with a wrench I would love to beat with you with a wrench

anonymous
11/11/2014 3:24:28 PM
When did everyone start hating motorcycles so much? I don't see what the big deal is.

anonymous
11/12/2014 10:10:58 AM
^its because all the Kids These Days wish they were Sons of Anarchy

anonymous
4/14/2015 4:40:13 AM
HE WAS WEARING A HELMET YOU JERKS. AN OLD MAN RAN A STOP SIGN AND KILLED HIM. YES HE HAD FAMILY WHO TOOK HIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT. AND YES HE WOULD HAVE CARED IF ANY OF HIS FANS OR FRIENDS DIED. Hipster??? Are you guys NUTS? Shows you don't follow underground music.