Suicidal Tendencies has announced the passing of bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams. Tim joined the Venice, CA band in 2011, and appeared on the bands’ latest album, 13. From the statement, posted to the band’s Facebook on August 26, at about 9pm:
“It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassists Tim “Rawbiz” Williams. Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it’s best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally.
Williams was born in Texarkana, TX, and raised in Milwaukee, WI. An accomplished bassist and drummer, he attended the Berklee College of Music, and had performed with Jay Sean, Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, Keyshia Cole, and Young Jeezy. Williams appeared on MTV’s Making His Band in 2009. It’s not yet known what Williams’ cause of death was.