Frank "Killjoy" Pucci, founder and vocalist of Necrophagia died today. He was only 48. The cause of death has not been revealed at the time of this writing.
"Killjoy," likely most notably known for Necrophagia (a project that briefly had Phil Anselmo as a member, under the name Anton Crowley,) by all accounts was a nice, and beloved guy. The comments on the many articles published today regarding his death, are nearly all in the same vein of love and admiration.
Besides Necrophagia, Killjoy had other musical projects and involvement in other ventures.
1998's "Holocasto de la Morte," is the Necrophagia album you likely know, but there were 9 albums or EPs released after that. Killjoy was also in Anselmo's band Viking Crown, and had a stint of involvement with Anselmo's Housecore Records ("Baphomet/Housecore Records).
I always liked Necrophagia, although it technically isn't great. I wore that VHS out, and recently gave my collector's edition to a friend.
It's always sad when one of our metal brothers pass. We will likely know more details as they emerge. RIP Killjoy.