A memorial was held for late THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER frontman Trevor Strnad over the weekend (Saturday July 30) at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan. The private event was attended by Strnad’s friends, family members and music industry colleagues, including Brian Slagel and Michael Faley of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER‘s record label, Metal Blade Records.
On Sunday (Sunday, July 30), Brian Slagel tweeted out a photo from the memorial which included the caption: “Yesterday we bid farewell to our brother @TrevorTBDM . Thanks to everyone who came out and made this a special day and night. Special thanks to @ProstheticEJ and @karimnlsl for all they did to set this up #riptrevorstrnad”.
The members of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER announced Strnad’s passing via their social media pages back on May 11. At the time, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER wrote: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show.” The band also shared the telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER guitarist Brandon Ellis wrote in a separate post: “I can not even begin to process this… In total shock and disbelief. It has been my greatest honor to spend the last six and a half years in a band with this absolute icon and legend. A brother. A best friend. One of the funniest and most entertaining people to walk the earth. The life of the party that is THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, as well as any given room he happens to occupy. A lyrical mastermind. A champion of the entire culture of heavy music. Also my biggest supporter. This man changed my life and believed in me more than I do myself. I can not believe there will no more laughs had, songs written together, or stages decimated with Trevor at the helm. I hope he knew how much he was loved the world over.”
In November of last year, Strnad revealed that he was struggling with the then recent passing of his mother, who he was very close to.” “Even at 40 years old, it’s still hard,” he wrote. “We were close. I feel like a lost little kid. Props to the many of you out there who have dealt with this and made it out the other side.”
We miss you Trevor.
Yesterday we bid farewell to our brother @TrevorTBDM. Thanks to everyone who came out and made this a special day and night. Special thanks to @ProstheticEJ and @karimnlsl for all they did to set this up #riptrevorstrnad pic.twitter.com/WEn0aQxUup
— Brian Slagel (@brianslagel) July 31, 2022
Today I paid my respects to one of the greatest, ever—TREVOR SCOTT STRNAD.
So many people love you and miss you, Trevor. I’m forever grateful I knew you.
Thanks for all of the love & friendship.
.#TrevorStrnad @TrevorTBDM @bdmmetal #TheBlackDahliaMurder #Legend pic.twitter.com/6E8tmprSFU
— Jeremy Wagner (@JeremyXWagner) July 31, 2022