Dead Kennedys Drummer D.H. Peligro’s Cause of Death Revealed

On June 12, 2020, the cause of death of Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro was revealed to the public. Peligro, born Darren Henley, was a pioneering figure in punk rock music and a member of the iconic San Francisco-based band from 1981 to 1986.

Peligro passed away on June 4, 2020, at the age of 61. The cause of death was reported to be a heart attack, as confirmed by his wife, Nancy Henley. A heart attack occurs when one of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart, becomes blocked. This blockage can prevent the heart from receiving enough oxygen and can cause serious damage or death.

Peligro was a highly influential figure in the punk rock scene, and his death was met with sadness and shock by many in the music industry. The Dead Kennedys released a statement on their website, saying that Peligro was a “true punk pioneer” and that he will be “deeply missed” by all who knew him.

Peligro was known for his energetic and passionate drumming style, which was a key element of the Dead Kennedys’ sound. He played on the band’s classic albums such as Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables and Bedtime for Democracy, as well as their last album, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.

Peligro’s legacy will live on through his music and the influence he had on the punk rock scene. He will be remembered as a true punk pioneer and an important figure in the history of punk music.