According to a number of industry sources, including ex-DIO drummer Simon Wright, former RAINBOW and DIO bassist Jimmy Bain has passed away at the age of 68. The same information was posted on Instagram by Diana Deville, a longtime employee of Wendy Dio‘s Niji Management. More details about his death will be posted here as soon as they become available.
Back in 2012, Bain made headlines when he was arrested in Burbank, California on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
Since 2013, Bain has been a member of LAST IN LINE, also featuring his fellow ex-DIO bandmates Vivian Campbell and Vinny Appice along with singer Andrew Freeman.
LAST IN LINE performed in Miami, Florida on January 20 and is currently taking part in DEF LEPPARD‘s inaugural “Hysteria On The High Seas” cruise.