It’s been reported that former Black Flag bassist C’el Revuelta passed away a battle with cancer. Revuelta was diagnosed with glioblastoma last summer and it was a horrible battle which he lost on Wednesday (3). His family set up a GoFundMe page when they noticed his condition was spreading, requiring an extensive amount of medical procedures.
His family shared the news on his GoFundMe page with:
Today we lost a wonderful person, our hearts are broken Cel passed away this morning Wednesday May 3rd 2017, he was surrounded by his immediate family. He fought til his last breath. Forever he is loved and will be missed. Love ❤️ You Uncle Cel!!
Earlier last month, a benefit concert was held for him. The flyer read:
“Help us raise money for C’el Revuelta who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in July of 2016. He has had a brain tumor removed and since then he has done chemo and radiation treatments. He has not been able to go back to work and he and his family are struggling with medical expenses. The tumor has now regrown. C’el has been a long standing customer whom we’ve all grown to love.”
Revuelta was part of the final Black Flag lineup in 1986 and he reunited with them for a few shows in 2003. You can also see him in the 1991 Documentary Reality ‘86’d directed by David Markey.
Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones at this time.