Former SEBASTIAN BACH drummer Mark “Bam Bam” McConnell passed away this morning (Thursday, May 24th) in a Gainesville, Florida hospital.
A relative of Mark’s wrote on Facebook: “Mark passed at 9:42 this morning surrounded by family and close friends. We will miss him…he was precious to all of us and touched all our hearts deeply and profoundly. On behalf of our family, thank you to all of you for your prayers and support. We will post more info when we’ve had a chance to catch our breaths.”
His wife Rikki McConnell issued the following statement: “My sweet, beautiful best friend and husband. I miss you SO much and so do Sara and Patch. I’ll take good care of them. My time with you was Way too short but what an adventure! WOW! I’LL LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND ALWAYS! You’ll forever be in my heart!!! XOXOXOXOX.”
Video of McConnell performing “In A Darkened Room” with Bach at the Whisky A Go-Go in 1998 can be seen below: