Peter Steele, the singer and bass player for gothic heavy metal band Type O Negative, passed away Wednesday due to heart failure. Rumors of his death were confirmed by Kenny Hickey, a member of the band.
Rumors of Steele´s death circulated in 2005, but this time it has been confirmed. The subject matter of Type O Negative´s songs involve death, romance and depression. This helped give the band the nickname of "The Drab Four."
Type O Negative´s first commercial success was in 1993 with the album "Bloody Kisses," which went platinum. Since then, the band has come out with four more studio albums, the latest of which is 2007´s "Dead Again."