Born: February 28, 1972
Died: August 14, 2002
Singer for Drowning Pool
Note: This is, I believe, the obituary from www.MusicEffect.com and possibly a newspaper too. This is only at the beginning. I actually will write my own stuff below.
He was born Feb. 29, 1972, in White Plains, New York, to Charles Edward and JoAnn (Newsome)
Williams. He was the lead singer in the rock band, “Drowning Pool.”
He is survived by his father and mother, Charlie and Jo Williams, of Princeton; brother, Bobby of Fontana,
Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving relatives and friends; and his dog, Chewy.
"Dave Williams was a beautiful man both inside and out," the Osbourne family said in a collective
statement. "He is gone but will not be soon forgotten. We send our love to his family and band members."
"Dave Williams was one of a kind, and a friend to everyone he met," the surviving members of Drowning
Pool — guitarist C.J. Pierce, bassist Steve Benton and drummer Mike Luce — said in a statement. "He
Were a good man and a giving person. Not a day went by when he wasn't giving somebody a little present
and touching everyone around him with his passion. He was full of energy until the day he passed and
undeniably full of life. To the end, we were having a great time. We will miss him."
Contrary to speculation, Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams died from natural causes, according to a
coroner's toxicology report.
It was concluded last Friday that the 30-year-old singer died from cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart
muscle, the report said. Williams' condition, concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, prevents blood flow
from the left ventricle to the right. Williams was never diagnosed with the disease, the cause of which is unknown.
The report also states nasal swabs showed no traces of cocaine and the drug was not found in his system.
The Dallas-based Drowning Pool were on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered on their
tour bus in Manassas, Virginia, on August 14.
A public funeral was held August 18 in Plano, Texas, and plans for a DVD chronicling Williams' life is in
Now, I sit here listening to Drowning Pool's album, Sinner. I think about all the great things that Dave Williams did. I know that he's dead, but I don't really believe it yet. Do you know what I mean?
Williams was a truly great man, and an inspiration for many, many, many people, myself included. He always wanted to buy his parents a new house and he finally will get his wish granted. NOT in the way that he wanted though.
The DVD of Drowning Pool, which will be released June 6 will contain numerous features including:
All profits from the sale of the DVD will go to providing William's family w/ a new home.
And to CzarKhan for making me aware that my D.O.D were wrong. All above are for 2002.