Former Cynic/Ex-Death Drummer Sean Reinhert passed away at 48!

The co-founder of the progressive metal band Cynic Sean Reinert,  and onetime member of the band Death, has died at the age of 48.

A family member found him in the state of unconsciousness at his San Bernadino home in Southern California late Friday night and it was declared that he passed away.

The known fact about Reinert and his Cynic bandmate Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, is that they appeared in the  cult fourth album of the death crushers/legends Death and it’s ”Human (1991)”, which is the most best masterpiece of technical death metal.

Reinert formed Cynic in 1987 and released one studio album in 1993 it was “Focus” before breaking up in 1994.

 Both he and fellow Cynic co-founder Paul Masvidal joined the Florida legends Death in 1991 to record the album ”Human”.

Tom & Patti (Seans husband and Seans sister) states this about his death:

”I’m broken. As many of you now know, my husband Sean passed away last night. Some of you in the inner circle I was able to reach via phone last night and this morning to try to let you know what happened before it spread across social media. For those I couldn’t reach to tell you myself I’m sorry.

I’m still trying to put together the events of the last 24 hours. After coming home from work last night I found Sean unresponsive on the floor, I administered CPR with the assistance of the 911 operator and he was taken to a local hospital via ambulance. There is no cause of death and an autopsy will be performed. Sean and I just completed our yearly physicals about 3 weeks ago and we were both in good health. Sean did not have any sort of drug abuse issues and I’m still in a state of disbelief. I can’t begin to comprehend how my life and the lives of Seans close friends and family have just been shattered.

That’s about all I’d like to share at this point. It feels strange to even have to make this post over such a private matter but I understand Sean was a public figure and beloved by many around the world. For myself, Seans family and close friends I ask that you please give us time to grieve. The fans he adored so much lost an influence and phenomenal drummer. Some of us lost our Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle and Best Friend.

Thank You!”


 Sean Malone states this about his death:

”I was luckier than most. Complete musical trust—especially between a bassist and a drummer—is a rare and precious thing. Rare, because it’s not something you find by looking for it. Precious, because some may go an entire lifetime without ever having experienced it. But I was luckier than most. Sean offered his trust during every rehearsal, every recording, and every performance we ever did, and it’s likely that I’ll never experience the same again. The truth is that we’re all lucky—lucky to have been alive while Sean Reinert was making music.

I am shocked and saddened by the loss of one of my oldest friends. We were karmic brothers, connected by something beyond both of us. So many memories have been flooding my heart and mind. From the moment I first met Sean in junior high school, I knew we had a connection. His gifts were beyond measure, and I’m grateful that we were able to make music together. In the end, all that remains is love, and that’s what I have for Sean. There will never be another one like him. Peace to his family and all of his fans around the world. Listen to Sean play his drums and hear his heart sing.”

RIP, you will be remembered. Demon Reports team wishes the peace to his family and friends in this hard times.





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