White Zombie and Last Crack's Phil Buerstatte Dead at 44

05/22/2013
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Phil Buerstatte, best known for his work with White Zombie and Last Crack, has died at the age of 44. Both Rob Zombie and Last Crack's Paul Schluter informed fans of the loss.

Zombie posted the sad new to his Facebook page on Tuesday. He said, "Well, I heard rumors of this a few days ago but I wasn't sure if they were true or not. But it seems that one of our former drummers for White Zombie has died. Phil Buerstatte who was in the band for about two years 1992-94 was found dead this weekend.

"Phil was a very trouble guy during his time with us and I never really knew what happened to him after he left the band. The few stories I heard were not good. He played on three recording with us in his brief time, Feed The Gods on The Airheads Soundtrack, Children of the Grave and I AM HELL from the Beavis and Butthead soundtrack."

Schluter had this to say, "We are sorry to have to announce that Last Crack drummer and our musical brother Phil Buerstatte has passed away today. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, family and fellow band members.

"Pull out your Last Crack albums, crank them up loud and remember what a great drummer he was! It is the end of an era for us and sad to say the original lineup will never be able to play together again.

"Our last show with Phil from 2009 is posted on YouTube in its entirety. The remaining members of the band are discussing doing a tribute show in Phil's honor in the coming months. We'll post details soon." Watch the video here.

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