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Slayer Guitar Tech Armand Crump Dies – Rockers React on Twitter


Some very sad news received out of the Slayer camp. Armand Crump, the band’s long time guitar tech and by all accounts a beloved and talented guy, passed away yesterday (March 31). Although the cause of death has not yet been revealed, Slayer’s Dave Lombardo did comment, saying, “Slayer and the metal road crew community is mourning the loss of a hard worker and dear friend Armand Butts Crump III. He was the best; he had to be to work for Kerry King. I'm going to miss him f—ing with me from stage left. I still can't believe it. We are deeply saddened. RIP ABCIII.”

Proving what a tight-knit group the metal community is, various musicians have been coming out of the woodwork to share their condolences and share their memories of Crump from Guns N’ Roses to Megadeth and everyone in between, each band having their own experiences with Crump and kind words for his family. Read the Tweets from members of the music community below.


Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses): We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague and friend – Guitar Tech – Your spirit lives on! RIP Armand


Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick): 1 of the best gtr tech's I've ever known, Armand Crump-whom I borrowed from my friend Kerrry last year-has passed away. RIP AC


Oderus Urungus (@TheRealOderus): We might not be the fave band of the human metal gods…I might even be an a–hole…but all of our condolences to the friends of A. Crump.


Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine): Rest In Peace Slayer's longtime guitar tech, Armand Crump.


Unearth (@Unearthofficial): RIP Armand Crump. One of the nicest dudes working in metal. Thanks for taking care of us when we toured with Slayer.


D. Randall Blythe (@lambvox): A bro died-Kerry Kings tech Armand Crump. Known him for 12 years, from the very 1st LOG tour when he was w/Amen. RIP Bro. We will miss you.


Robb Flynn (@TheGeneralMH): RIP Armand


Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares): My heart goes out to the Crump Family and his long time girlfriend Cassandra . RIP Armand ,Save me some Tacos in Heaven


Hatebreed (@hatebreed): RIP Armand Crump we'll miss you brother!


Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta): Muito obrigado São Paulo! You lifted my spirits but my heart hurts for the friends & family of Armand Crump. He always made me smile. R.I.P.


Brian Slagel (@brianslagel): Still can't believe this, so sad so young SLAYER Guitarist's Longtime Tech ARMAND CRUMP Dies


Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott): Just heard about guitarist Kerry King's longtime tech Armand Crump passing away. Great guy… Was always cool to see him. Very sad news. RIP


B.C. Rich Guitars (@OfficialBCRich): R.I.P Armand Crump – You will be missed by all. B.C. Rich


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