Murderdolls and Dope's Ben Graves Dead At 45

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Former Murderdolls and Dope drummer Ben Graves passed away at the age of 45 on Wednesday after a battle with cancer, according to a social media post from his his fiancee Lydia.

Lydia Munster broke the sad news to fans with the following, "This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans. Most of you don't know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.

"Ben passed away today, May 9th 2018, from complications due to his cancer. His diagnosis was grim but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can't be won no matter how hard you try.

"Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected.

"It's devastating to lose someone you love more than yourself. My heart is broken, my heart died with him. We will be taking him home to Massachusetts. I will organize a memorial for Ben's LA friends, details to follow."

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