Michele Agnello, the longtime girlfriend of TWISTED SISTER drummer A.J. Pero, has launched a crowdfunding campaign via the GoFundMe web site.
She writes on the site: “Hi my name is Michele Agnello. I was AJ Pero’s longtime girlfriend of 19 years, his companion, best friend and the mother of his youngest daughter Brianna, age 14.
“Brianna was his sunshine. When he was not traveling and working as a world-renowned rock star in TWISTED SISTER and ADRENALINE MOB, he was just her dad. When he was home, they did everything together. She was his shadow; he was her whole world.
“He was and always will be the love of our lives.
“As most of you know, AJ recently passed away from a massive heart attack while on tour. Due to his unexpected and untimely passing, we now need a little help getting on our feet, to keep our home, basically start over without him.
“AJ truly loved and appreciated his worldwide fans so now we are reaching out to you all.
“For almost 20 years, AJ has been the sole provider for our family as the drummer in the legendary rock band TWISTED SISTER and had recently joined the band ADRENALINE MOB.
“This is very hard for me to ask for help, but at the moment, we have nowhere else to turn.
“Since we weren’t legally married and he had no will, we are left with nothing and the bills are starting to pour in already this month.
“I have been unemployed for several years now due to an accident that left me disabled with 2 broken elbows and subsequently rods had to be implanted.
“I am asking for your assistance in helping us so I can get my daughter through this incredibly heartbreaking and difficult time in our lives.
“With my head held low and my heart completely shattered, I ask for your help so we can keep our home, I can feed my daughter and buy her clothes until I find a job to support us. Anything you can spare would be greatly apprciated.
“Thank you and God bless you all!”
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