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SAVATAGE - Criss Oliva's widow dies

Discussion in 'LORD' started by StephenSLR, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. StephenSLR

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    <tt>SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has posted the following message
    regarding the death of Dawn Marae Oliva (photo collage), widow of
    original SAVATAGE guitarist Criss Oliva, who passed away on Tuesday
    (Jan. 11):

    "Once again in this year of loss and sorrow I would like to express
    my thoughts and prayers to the close friends and family members of
    Dawn Oliva. Although I had not spent a tremendous amount of time with
    Dawn over the past 10 years we had always been friends. She had some
    of the most sincere and kind things to say about my guitar playing in
    SAVATAGE after her husband died. These were some of the most
    important things I had heard during this period.

    I truly believe that ever since the day Criss passed away that Dawn
    was never really in peace...perhaps she is now...

    "Rest in peace, Dawn..."

    As most SAVATAGE fans know, in the early morning hours of October 17,
    1993 Criss Oliva and Dawn were en route to the Livestock Festival in
    Zephyrhills, Florida when tragedy struck. They were hit head-on by a
    drunk driver. Criss was killed and Dawn suffered severe injuries.

    The driver of the other car, Garth McNamee, was found to have a drunk
    driving record of seven prior DUIs and having a blood alcohol content
    of .294 percent (legal Florida limit is .10 percent) and sustained
    fractured left ribs, jaw, nose, right wrist, and both lower legs with
    lacerations to his face, legs and right hand, according to
    RealSavatage.com. The drunk driver was charged and convicted of DUI
    manslaughter, DUI serious injury, and vehicular homicide but served
    only 18 months jail time and had his driver's license revoked
    indefinitely. He was also ordered to write the Oliva family an
    apology letter and was said to be paying restitution of $100 a month
    to Dawn Oliva.</tt></pre>
     
  2. Shadow298

    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    Don't wanna sound bitter and twisted, but what the fuck is wrong with dying of natural causes?!
    Why can't any of our metal brethen and their kin die of natural causes!

    2 car crashes.
    1 shooting.
    And 1 giant fucking wave!
    Equals 4 dead famous metalheads

    This ain't a good sum.
    At least Quthon died of a heart attack.

    As said before, all souls should be mourn upon there loss but having these souls ripped from us in such ways is a sin.
    May the Spirits watch over Criss and Dawn in their passing. May they finally be together again.

    Peace
    The Pimp NeonBlack
     
  3. Aqualung

    Aqualung You can't bring me down!

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    Hey Steve, do u know what she died of?
    This is indeed sad news.
     
  4. Natasha

    Natasha Kiss me, I'm Metal!

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    Pimp, who died in the wave? Was it the recent tsunami?


    :( more sad news
    RIP Dawn
     
  5. Shadow298

    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    The bloke from Nasum who's name I's can't spell. Disappeared after the Tsunami whilst holidaying in Thailand. We spoke about it on a couple of the threads already.

    Gore and Koich probably have more info.

    So, who's gonna be next?
    Peace
    The Pimp NeonBlack
     
  6. Natasha

    Natasha Kiss me, I'm Metal!

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    no idea who Nasum are so that's probably why I didn't pick it up.. ok. thanks
     
  7. Shadow298

    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    They are (were?) just a grindcore band.
    Brian and Josh have more info.
     
  8. StephenSLR

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    I have checked many sources and cannot find what she died of. I guess it is a very sensitive issue.

    " Dawn was found in her home yesterday afternoon by family members.
    As most of you know, since Criss' passing Dawn has had a difficult time
    with his loss"

    She was quite young early 40's

    I don't want to speculate but when they don't release details it could be unnatural causes like suicide or drug overdose and that's fair enough not to release that type of information.

    It's a sad story definitely to go so young.

    s
     
  9. maiL huma

    maiL huma Collingwood forever

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    Yep, I looked all over the net and couldn't find anything. It's usually suicide when things are kept quiet like this.

    Tragic :cry:
     
  10. StephenSLR

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    Well if you read between the lines
    " Dawn was found in her home yesterday afternoon by family members".

    Indicates the family were not expecting her death from illness, she was found at home which would more than likely mean a non violent or accidental death even though most accidents happen at home they usually describe the accident if so.

    The second part reads: "As most of you know, since Criss' passing Dawn has had a difficult time with his loss"

    this would indicate a severe depression which could result in a suicide or even drug overdose as a result of a long running drug addiction (pharmaceutical or illicit) to cope with his loss.

    Even so this is only my speculation, I could be very well wrong.

    s
     
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    May Dawn RIP and hopefully her and Criss are happy together again in heaven.
     
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    [QUOTE/]
    Why can't any of our metal brethen and their kin die of natural causes!

    2 car crashes.
    1 shooting.
    And 1 giant fucking wave!
    Equals 4 dead famous metalheads

    This ain't a good sum.
    At least Quthon died of a heart attack.

    [/QUOTE]

    Valfar died of Hypothermia.
     
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    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    No idea who that is.
     
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    Morbid_Corpse Commando

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    Hes the vocalist from a folk BM band called "Windir"

    www.windir.no/
     

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