He played for D.R.I. from 1984 to 1989 and recorded two albums, 1987’s Crossover and 1988’s 4 of a Kind. No cause of death has been revealed.
D.R.I. never gained a mainstream audience, but the integration of their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries — most notably SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH, THE CRO-MAGS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT And CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER — alongside whom they are considered to be one of the major pioneers of what would later be called “crossover thrash”, along with ADRENALIN O.D., with both bands having a heavy influence on modern thrash metal.