Richard Bateman, bassist for Florida metal legends NASTY SAVAGE, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, September 5.
Band posted the following message on their Facebook page: “It is with deep sadness to announce Richard Bateman has passed away today . We are all devastated. God Bless his family God Bless Richard Bateman. RIP Brother.”
“I hope the metal community will surround his family with open arms and give them the comfort that they need at this moment and time.
“I’m completely shocked.
“Love you, Richard.
“May he rest in peace, genuine loving person and extraordinary bass player, to say the least.”