El Progreso report that former Judas Priest drummer, Dave Holland, has passed away at the age of 69. He was a member of the band between 1979 and 1989.

According to El Progreso, Dave described the drummer as a “very kind and proper person.”

Who Is Dave Holland

Dave Holland (born David Holland, 5 April 1948 – 16 January 2018) was an English rock drummer born in Northampton England, best remembered for his stints with Trapeze from 1969 to 1979 and Judas Priest from 1979 to 1989.

On January 18, 2018, management of Trapeze confirmed that Holland, who was “a very private person”, had died “a few days ago”, with no cause of death reported.

Initially, his death was reported to be a hoax, when Judas Priest fans confused him with a jazz musician named Dave Holland.

Click here to his Wikipedia page.