I know I have no right to say so, as I never knew the man, or any of his friends or family. But this man - he really was so inspiring and could evoke such passion. All fans of Avenged that I have EVER met have all had their favourites in the band, yet one thing they all had in common was a respect and love for The Rev.
His manic antics, carefree and casual and open attitude caused so many - from fans to critics, teens to adults find an affinity with him. People admired him, connected with him even though they never knew him or even met him. That's how great a musician he was. How great a man he was.
I know I'm not alone in thinking that his death was too soon, he and his family and friends did not deserve this. This.... this is nothing short of a tragedy man.
I may seem like I'm rambling here, because in all honestly I don't even know what to think. I didn't even believe it when I first heard and that was only ten minutes ago. I'm... shocked... saddened... fuckin' devastated and angry. And all this only makes me wonder how in the utter FUCK his family, wife and children, and his best friends and brothers from the band, and everyone else he held close, and who knew him well, are coping.Good god, my most, deepest, TRUEST feelings of sympathy are with you. None oft hese words that ANY of these fans say are going to make this better for any of you...
But, I do hope they show you just how much people loved and completely fuckin' ADORED your friend, husband, father, son...
Beause we did love him. We DO love him. Death will never take how he affected us away.
So if you can, get a glass in your hand, raise a drink to the sky, and drink in memory of James 'The Rev' Sullivan; one fucker so crazy he could NEVER be forgotten.
Always Loved. Always Respected. Never Gone.
Rest in peace Rev. Rest in Peace.
I know I'm not the most frequent poster on these forums. I post when I've read or written something that has struck a particular chord within me usually. But when I came on these forums a few moments ago, I genuinely felt crushed.