Peter Steele

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Peter Steele
Steele performing in 2007
Steele performing in 2007
Background information
Birth namePetrus Thomas Ratajczyk
Also known asPete Steele
Lord Petrus Steele
The Green Man
The Jolly Green Giant
Born(1962-01-04)January 4, 1962
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 14, 2010(2010-04-14) (aged 48)
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
Years active1979–2010
Labels
Associated acts

Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk[4] (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010), known professionally as Peter Steele, was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and composer of the gothic metal band Type O Negative.[5] Steele also created the metal group Fallout and the thrash band Carnivore.[6]

Steele died at a hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania on April 14, 2010 from sepsis caused by diverticulitis, aged 48.[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The BNR Metal Pages – Type O Negative". Bnrmetal.com. April 14, 2010. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  2. "Type O Negative". Heavy Metal Encyclopedia. April 14, 2010. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  3. "Carnivore". Heavy Metal Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  4. O'Shea, Mick (2014-07-01). Cemetery Gates: Saints and Survivors of the Heavy Metal Scene. Plexus Publishing. ISBN 978-0-85965-890-4.
  5. Rose, Lisa (April 17, 2010). "Peter Steele: The Humor Behind the Somber Image". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  6. Harper, Kate (April 15, 2010). "Everything Dies ... Including Peter Steele". CHARTattack. Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2010.
  7. "10 years ago today, Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele died in Scranton". NEPA Scene. 2020-04-15. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  8. "Type O Negative: Bloody Kisses". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  9. "My Cousin The Rock Star". Talkhouse. Retrieved 2020-06-03.