Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Bob Heathcote has died at the age of 58 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Bob‘s son, Chris Heathcote, confirmed his passing via Facebook post: “My father Bob Heathcote has left this earth after 58 years and nearly two months, due to a motorcycle accident. I cannot put words together other than the fact that this is a loss I will hardly recover (if ever), and the fact that he was a hard working father who raised five children, including me. His interests included music, traveling, race cars and attending race tracks. He was also a supporter of the Dodgers.
“In addition to his work in the technology and photography industries, dad gained a bit of publicity in the late 80’s as the bass player of the legendary punk/metal act SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. His tenure with S.T. lasted for just one album, the Epic Records release How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today, which spawned the hits ‘Trip At The Brain’ and the title track ‘How Will I Laugh Tomorrow.’“