The Damned Bassist Bryn Merrick Passes Away At 56

The Damned Bassist Bryn Merrick Passes Away At 56

Former bassist with The Damned, hellraiser, general mischief, and lovable rogue, Bryn Merrick, has unfortunately passed away after a long battle with cancer. On Saturday the 12th of September, Bryn’s family and friends shared the sad news, adding that he had passed peacefully in the early hours of the morning. He was just 56.

Bryn Merrick began his musical career jamming with friends in his hometown of Barry, which would eventually lead to the formation of Barry and Cardiff-based punk legends Victimize in the late 70s. After the demise of Victimize, Bryn went on to join The Damned in 1983 – replacing Paul Gray who had left to join UFO – and thus cemented his place in punk history.

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