QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away last night (Thursday, August 20) at the age of 68.
Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and given six months to live. He put up an inspiringly brave and courageous 16-month battle to the end and continued playing live as long as he could. Standard chemotherapy stopped working and a series of strokes made the continuation on a clinical trial impossible.
He lost the fight at 7:18 p.m. on August 20 in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife and daughter.