Dead Milkmen Bassist Dave Blood Commits Suicide

Dave Blood, bassist for beloved Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen, committed suicide March 10, according to a post by his sister Kathy on the band’s official message board. In a subsequent post, Milkmen drummer Dean Clean confirmed the news.

“This morning Dave Blood is no longer with us,” his sister wrote. “David is my brother. Since the breakup of the band David has never really found his niche in life. My brother was a smart, clever and talented person. Inner peace has seemed to elude him for the last many years. Sometime last night David chose to end his life. He left a note that I don’t know all of what it said, he was not elaborate — but he said he just could not stand to go on any longer.”

Posting as Kathy F., Blood’s sister asked fans to pray for his soul and explained that their mother had passed away at the end of January and felt that “maybe David just had had enough.” A memorial service will be held in the Delaware County area of southeastern Pennsylvania at some point in the near future, with details to be announced.

“I want to say that one of the shiniest parts of David’s life was being a Dead Milkman and having that claim to fame,” Blood’s sister concluded. “And the fans who appreciated the talent and time that went into making the band rise above the ordinary — thank you all for making my brother feel and know that he was indeed somebody.”


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