|Seth Putnam (Anal Cunt)|
The Anal Cunt frontman's passing was confirmed by the band's publicist, Kim Kelly, on Twitter.com.
In an emotional post on the site, she writes, "Yes, it's true. Seth Putnam, one of the most infamous musicians that extreme metal has ever seen, the grindcore GG Allin, has passed away due to a heart attack. "The band had been working on a new album before his passing, so chances are his musical career's epitaph has yet to be inscribed.
"I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I'm hoping that the internet will remember that. This is a very sad and trying time for those that knew him, and the last thing they need to see is an outpouring of messageboard hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that."
Putman was well-known for his screaming on the band's shock tracks and also boasted many side projects, including providing backing vocals on Pantera's album The Great Southern Trendkill.