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Decapitated Drummer (Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka) Dead at 23

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Will Bozarth, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Will Bozarth

    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    Decapitated Drummer (Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka) Dead at 23
    Drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka of the Polish extreme metal band DECAPITATED passed away in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old.

    Vitek and DECAPITATED singer Covan (real name: Adrian Kowanek) were injured in an accident earlier in the week involving DECAPITATED's tour bus and a truck carrying wood in Gomel, on the Russia/Belarus border. Both musicians reportedly sustained serious head injuries in the collision, which is believed to have been the fault of the band's driver (although this has not yet been officially confirmed).

    According to the Polish Internet portal Onet.pl, Vitek underwent trepanation, a form of surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull, and was due to be transported to a hospital in Krakow, Poland for further treatment.

    Covan's family released a statement yesterday (Thursday, November 1) that the vocalist's condition had improved. At the time, the vocalist was still said to be at a hospital in Novozybkov, Russia, where he and Vitek were taken following the accident.
     
  2. azal

    azal love is the answer

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    :( goddamn, so young.

    RIP
     
  3. Reminiscence

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    Poor dude had to go in Russia.
     
  4. EricT

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    Really shitty... was looking forward to them on the Amon Amarth tour.
     
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    RIP, indeed. :(
     
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    One of my favorite bands and favorite drummers
    :(
     
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    That really sucks. Hope the other one pulls through.
     
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    ya know, when i opened this thread i was expecting a drummer who got decapitated, not the drummer from decapitated. im a little disappointed. rip drummer dude.
     
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    Wow, I didn't realize they were all so young when they formed Decapitated. Vitek started in the band when he was 12! And they averaged an age of 17 by the time they released their first album. Pretty cool.
     
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    Sucks man, they put on a great show. RIP
     
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    12? wow... i guess it was when they were all around 19 that they got the US exposure, at least that's the age i remember reading in a revolver article about them a few yrs ago.

    good band. too damn young to go. rest in peace
     
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    RIP
    Great drummer
     
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    Major bummer. RIP dude. :(
     
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    I don't recall us giving him permission to die. He had too much time left to give us music..... stupid Russia.

    RIP
     
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    RIP Vitek, this is pure tragedy, to someone so young and talented.
     
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    Thank you -- I thought I was the only one! Shame, though. And so young. RIP.
     
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    bad news to start off my day.


    RIP
     
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    I still want to know why they trepanned his head. He have a hematoma?
     

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