The metal community has lost one of our own today. Scott Clendenin, a member of Death's final lineup as well as Chuck Schuldiner's other band Control Denied, died at the age of 47.

Eric Greif, former manager for Death, let the bad news be known with the following message:

"With a sense of shock, I'm letting all of you know of the passing today of former DEATH bassist Scott Clendenin. Scott had some health challenges in the last few years but was optimistic about his prospects. Of course he was the skilled player on 'The Sound Of Perseverance' DEATH album, and recently participated in two DTA [Death To All] live runs, in 2012 and 2013, including the highlight of his acoustic guitar in a poignant rendition of 'Voice Of The Soul'. Our thoughts go out to Scott's family at this difficult time."


R.I.P. Scott Clendenin