Several news outlets are now confirming the death of Type O Negative singer Peter Steele yesterday. The goth metal frontman was 48 and the cause of death is reported as "heart failure."
Before breaking big with Type O Negative, the Brooklyn-based Steele had fronted the influential 80s group Carnivore. In the '90s, Type O's Broken Kisses proved a somehow unexpected huge seller for the band, who continued releasing material (including an awesome version of a song from the Hedwig musical) trough 2003.
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Problems with substance abuse and the law (Steele even served time) derailed the group and the singer's career during the 2000s. Persistent rumors of a full-scale comeback will end now with today's unfortunate news.