"Sometimes it seems unfair that people like that have to die - Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Bud Powell. I don't want to believe this, but I have experienced it myself too, that drummers always suffer from heart attacks
. I know a lot of my friends have died from heart attacks
, and I had one myself too, when I was 49. I didn't die, thank God, but lots of my friends did, a lot of drummers - Early Mbuza, Phaks Joya, Steve McCall who played with Air, Dewey Redman's drummer died of a heart attack
on the bandstand, Stu Martin, John Stevens."
Louis Moholo Interview; Freedom of the City Festival
"Died: January 28, Orange Park, FL, age 56 (heart attack
) ... Martin was already an in-demand Nashville session drummer"
Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, drummer for the band "Avenged Sevenfold", was found dead in his home in Huntington Beach, California, on December 28th. He was 28 years old. Heart attack
drummer Rick Tacey
Mitch Mitchel.....just a few....I think if you smoke that would put you into a higher category