Peter Steele, frontman for the punk rock band Type O Negative, died April 14, 2010, as confirmed by the band’s keyboardest, Josh Silver. Mistress Juliya (aka Juliya Chernetsky), broke the news of Peter Steele’s death on her Twitter page hours afterwards.
Peter Steele’s real name was Petrus T. Ratajczyk, born on January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. Steel was 6’7″ tall and performed with a low bass voice that became a distinguishing sound of the band Type O Negative. Steele’s work before joining the band included stints with metal band Fallout and the thrash rock band Carnivore.
Although there were no official confirmations at the time of writing, it is believed that Steele’s cause of death was due to heart failure.