In a recent interview made by France’s Loud TV, Arch Enemy guitarist and former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis revealed his feelings about death of his former bandmate Warrell Dane. He said:

It’s a sad situation with one of my best friends that I grew up being in a band with. [He was] one of the best lyricists in metal, I believe, that was ever out there — a fabulous person. He was a troubled person too at the same time; he had some issues.

We had many great times together in the past, and we had many bad times, but I would say that the good times outweighed the bad. And in the end, we were talking still as friends, and we talked in the end before he passed away.

We were on good terms. It’s a very sad loss to the music community and he’ll be well remembered as one of the great vocalists of a metal era.

Warrel had been struggling with drinking and things like this for years before he died. I’m not getting into too much detail there. He had some troubles. I’m gonna miss him a lot. He was a great friend of mine and he was a wonderful human being.

Click here to entire interview via Youtube.