This is awfully sad news but no one can say they didn’t see it coming.
But yes, according to Anal Cunt’s publicist, Kim Kelly of Catharsis PR, Seth died Saturday, June 11, of a suspected heart attack. He was only 43 years old.
“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,” Kelly said, adding that the band were hard at work on a new album. You can read about that here.
“I handled all the promotion for Anal Cunt’s last album, Fuckin’ A, and Seth was always happy to oblige any request I sent his way. 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.”
According to Kim, “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 message board hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that.”
Fucking amen to that, sister.
Seth was one-of-a-kind. I mean, look at that fucking picture. That was how the guy lived. He ingested whatever drug he felt like, banged whoever he wanted who was willing, and started a band with the most offensive name possible. When he wrote songs, his aim was to piss off. I respect the shit out of that. A man after my own heart…no pun intended.
I just woke up to this news, so apologies for not praising Seth more in my groggy state. All I will say is, I love Anal Cunt’s song “311 Sucks.”