Ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo has posted a picture of a lit candle in the dark, apparently in response to the passing of his former bandmate, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.
Anselmo has yet to publicly comment on Vinnie Paul’s death. The 54-year-old drummer died on Friday, June 22 at his home in Las Vegas.
Vinnie Paul and his brother “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott co-founded PANTERA. When PANTERA broke up in 2003, they formed DAMAGEPLAN. On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage by a troubled schizophrenic who believed that the members of PANTERA were stealing his thoughts.
Up until his death, Vinnie remained on non-speaking terms with Anselmo.