Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer DH Peligro has tragically died aged 63 from head injuries after falling at his home in Los Angeles
Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer DH Peligro has tragically died aged
Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer DH Peligro has tragically died aged 63.
The musician, whose real name is Darren Henley, passed away on Friday from trauma to the head after falling at his home in Los Angeles.
A statement from the band said: “Dead Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, October 28th.
“Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the coming days.
“We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”
D.H with the Red Hot Chili Peppers back in 1988 (
Paying tribute to his ‘ dear friend’, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea shared a series of snaps on Instagram.
His heartfelt post read: “My dear friend, my brother I miss you so much. I’m devastated today, a river of tears, but all my life I will treasure every second.
“The first time I saw you play with the DK’s in ’81 you blew my mind. The power, the soul, the recklessness. You became my beloved friend, so many times of every kind.
“We had so much fun, so much joy, having each other’s backs. I love you with all my hear. You are the truest rocker, and a crucial part of rhcp history.
“You live forever in our hearts, you wild man, you bringer of joy, you giant hearted man. I will always honor you. Rest In peace and freedom from all that restrained you.”
The drummer also played with the band Dead Kennedys (
East Bay Ray who played with Peligro in Dead Kennedys, also paid tribute to his ‘musical brother’.
Writing on Facebook, he said: “‘I am heartbroken. D.H. Peligro passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, Oct 28th.
“He died from trauma to his head from an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending will be announced in the coming days.”
He added: “We were musical brothers. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”