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Monday, May 4, 2009

REZIN/WINO Bassist JON BLANK Dead Of Suspected Drug Overdose

Jon Blank, bassist for REZIN and, more recently, Scott "Wino" Weinrich's (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, THE HIDDEN HAND, SHRINEBUILDER) solo band, was found dead this past Saturday night (May 2). The cause of death has not been confirmed, but a drug overdose is suspected, according to an online post by Jon's sister Andrea.

Blank recently played the Roadburn Festival in Holland with Wino.

Jon's funeral will be held Tuesday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at the following address:

King David Memorial Gardens
7482 Lee Hwy
Falls Church, VA 22042

All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate Jon's life.

Wino solo band — which consisted of Jean Paul Gaster (CLUTCH, THE BAKERTON GROUP) on drums, Jon Blank on bass, and, of course, Weinrich on guitar and vocals — made its live debut on February 7 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Video footage of the performance can be viewed below.

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