Thinning the Herd's Rick Cimato Killed In Car Accident

Thinning the Herd drummer Rick Cimato was killed in a auto accident this past weekend in Connecticut.

The band's frontman Gavin Spielman informed fans about death with a couple of Facebook updates. In the first one he wrote, "I just found out my best friend and drummer Rick was killed in a car accident this weekend. I don't think I can continue with Thinning the Herd anymore."

He later posted the following, " Being in a band is about being friends. In shock and in tears over the loss of my friend and bandmate, I have to think of the band. I named the band Thinning the Herd when my father Steven A. Spielman passed, to cope with the loss.

"Rick would want me to keep writing for Thinning the Herd. If stop, I would not be doing his legacy service. His drumming on the new record is some of the best rock I have heard, and I want you guys to hear it.

"Thank god for this guy, what a gift as a friend, brother and band mate. For anyone who jams with others, anyone who lets another into that higher conscious world you might understand the depth of how one can integrate and nurture the spirit." See the band's Facebook page for any additional information.

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