Scott Clendenin, who played bass with Death, has passed away at the age of 47. A cause of death has not been released, though former band manager Eric Greif stated he had been facing health challenges.
Clendenin joined the band in 1996 and was featured on 1998’s The Sound of Perseverance. The bassist continued with Death until frontman Chuck Schuldiner’s passing in 2001.
Clendenin also played in Schuldiner’s side project Control Denied from 1997 to 1999. More recently, he participated in the “Death To All” tour, which honored Schuldiner by donating proceeds to Sweet Relief, an organization to help musicians.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Scott Clendenin.