John Panozzo: Age 47 | Cause Of Death: POOR MAINTENANCE


(b.  20 Sept. 1948, d. July 16, 1996 Chicago, IL)

Drummer and co-founder of the band, died at his home in Chicago, IL at the age of 47. The cause of death was ruptured blood vessels resulting from a hemorrage.  PANOZZO along with twin brother, bassist Chuck Panozzo, and vocalist/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung — formed the nucleus of the band which eventually would become known as STYX, the band that would become the first to have four consecutive triple-platinum albums, making them one of the most popular groups in rock ‘n’ roll history. JOHN PANOZZO was unable to join the band on 1996  77-date U.S. tour due to health reasons.