Drummer D.H. Peligro (actual title: Darren Henley) died at his house in Los Angeles on Friday. Police reported that he died from a trauma to the top brought on by an unintentional fall.
Peligro joined The Dead Kennedys in February 1981 and appeared on the EP In God We Trust, launched in December 1981.
He would additionally document on the studio albums Plastic Surgery Disaster, Frankenchrist, and Bedtime for Democracy. He additionally appeared on the singles/rarities assortment, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death. Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.
Guitarist East Bay Ray, who carried out with Peligro, posted on Facebook following the demise. “I am heartbroken. D.H. Peligro passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, Oct 28th. He died from trauma to his head from an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending will be announced in the coming days. We were musical brothers. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”
The Dead Kennedys broke up in December 1986, and Peligro moved on to a brief gig with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, changing Jack Irons.
In 1988, Peligro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, changing drummer Jack Irons. He helped write some songs on the band’s album Mother’s Milk, however didn’t carry out on the album.
The Dead Kennedys reunited within the 200s, and Peligro stayed with the band by a number of adjustments in entrance males. He took a hiatus in 2008, however rejoined in 2009.
Peligro performed with a number of different bands on the punk scene, and had his personal solo career as a entrance man, releasing three albums. Of these, probably the most notable was Sum of Our Surroundings, which was voted Rock Album of the Year by the American Independent Music Awards.
Details on survivors and memorial plans was not instantly out there.