Remembering Dimebag: 1966-2004
This song, “In This River” by Black Label Society says it all.
..but in case it doesn’t…
On December 8, 2004, while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag Darrell Abbott was shot and killed onstage by Nathan Gale. Abbott was shot a total of four times, twice at point blank range in the head. He was 38 years old.
Three others were killed in the shooting: concert attendee Nathan Bray, 23, of Columbus; club employee Erin Halk, 29, of northwest Columbus; and Damageplan security guard Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson, 40, of Texas. The band’s drum technician, John “Kat” Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were injured.