After His Death, Drummer Dh Peligro of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dead Kennedys Received Tributes.
An accidental fall has resulted in the death of DH Peligro, who was a drummer with both the Dead Kennedys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was 63 years old.
Through a post on their Facebook page, the Dead Kennedys broke the news.
According to what is written in the post, “Dead Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, October 28th.”
“According to the officers that responded to the scene, the cause of death was determined to be blunt force injuries to the head, which was caused by an unintentional fall.
The details of the arrangements are still being worked out and will be shared in the next days.
During this time of great need, we respectfully request that you maintain the family’s right to privacy.
The band would like to express their gratitude to the audience for their kind thoughts and words of support.
Peligro, who was born Darren Henley on July 9, 1959, became a member of the Dead Kennedys in 1981, taking the place of the band’s first drummer.
The band disbanded in 1986 and did not get back together until 2001.
In the interim, Peligro became a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the year 1988.
Although he contributed to the writing of three songs for the band’s fourth album, Mother’s Milk, he did not perform on any of the tracks on that album.
On Peligro’s Instagram account, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea (real name: Michael Balzary), paid tribute.
Flea penned in a letter, “I’m devastated now, a river of tears, but for the rest of my life I shall love every second.”
“In 1981, when I saw you play for the first time with the DK’s, you really blew my mind. The strength, the spirit, and the audacity.”
He referred to Peligro “as a wild man, a bringer of joy, and a man with a giant’s heart.”
“Having each other’s backs allowed us to have a lot of fun and a lot of joy. I adore you with with single beat of my heart.
“You are the most genuine rocker, and a significant figure in the history of rhcp.”