Rumors have been swirling tonight that Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele (born Petrus T. Ratajczyk) passed away earlier today, April 14th, reportedly of heart failure. While official word has yet to surface on the matter, Fuse VJ Juliya ‘Mistress Juliya’ Chernetsky has claimed to have confirmed the news via Steele’s Type O Negative band mate, Kenny Hickey.
She made posts confirming the news via her Twitter account. Meanwhile, friends and family of Steele have also begun to pay tribute to him via Twitter. Steele’s death had previously been faked back in 2005, though this appears to not be the case this time. More details are expected as news emerges.