Cancer claims Pretty Boy Floyd drummer Ben Graves

Pretty Boy Floyd drummer Ben Graves passed away yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer.

The news of his death came from his fiancée Lydia on Facebook where she wrote: "This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans. Most of you don't know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet. His diagnosis was grim, but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can't be won no matter how hard you try.

Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected. It's devastating to lose someone you love more than yourself. My heart is broken, my heart died with him.

Graves was also a member of Dope and the MURDERDOLLS from 2002 until 2004. and the band’s frontman Wednesday 13 said, “I will forever cherish the memories with you. Touring all over the world for the first time, living our dream and constantly quoting 'The Terminator' and 'Commando' movies. Love ya, buddy. There will never be another Ghoul. See ya on the other side."

He was only 46 years old.

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