Our living legend has left the building. But, he left doing what he loved best, playing music, rocking out pounding his drums!!! On Saturday June 13, while Arthur Hays was recording with his band, Screech of Death, Arthur had a heart attack. Lisafer immediately started CPR while Bill DeGidio called for paramedics. Paramedics continued CPR while taking him to the hospital but were not able to revive him. We’re hoping these funds will help Lisa with funeral, medical, and memorial services (Hou/San Antonio) expenses. Whatever you can donate will be greatly appreciated. Lisafer is still too distraught and overwhelmed to decide on a date and location for Arthur’s celebration of life. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: If you noticed, the goal amount has increased. I was told ....that's not enough!.... Ok Obie? Let's rock for Arthur and Lisa!
Some word from Houston’ Punk Rock Ambassador:
Arthur Hays was an irreplaceable figure in music scenes that included San Antonio, Austin, and most recently Houston. A Texas native son born who graduated from high school in the early 1970s, he was a rock'n'roll drum legend whose sheer titanic pounding, flexing rhythmic force, and sheer velocity filled records by The Next, The Ideals, Mystery Dates, Bang Gang, Hickoids, and more, including the project of a lifetime, Screech of Death, an old school punk unit anchored by the love of his life Lisafer/Lisa Pifer. Arthur endured some tough times, including multiple stints in prison, but he found a state of grace in the end through his music community and punk family values. Always honest to the core, a wellspring of memories and anecdotes, a constant laugher of huge volume, and a person that could fix anything from a lawnmower and motorcycle to a rad drumset and rooms in the house, he was a genuine figure. Please help Lisafer pay for all bills relating to his sudden death as well as his cremation. As many of us know, she too exudes an original, take-no-prisoner personality and unbound talent, but grief and loss loom large, so do not let her anguish alone. Now is the time for you to act.
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