Trouble and The Skull vocalist Eric Wagner passed away at the age of 62 following his battle against coronavirus.

Eric was one of the founders of Trouble that has been active since 1979. They released a total of seven albums until he left the band and founded The Skull in 2012 with three Trouble members.

The band’s name was derived from Trouble’s second studio album, ‘The Skull.’ In eight years, the band released only two studio albums, ‘For Those Which Are Asleep’ and ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark.’

About a week ago, The Skull revealed that they have postponed one of the shows after Eric Wagner tested positive for Covid-19. As the band said, his condition got worse and they admitted him to the hospital following his pneumonia diagnosis.

The Skull made an announcement about Eric Wagner’s health status earlier via Facebook:

“Hey All. More bad news…. We will not be able to play Psycho Vegas this Thursday. Eric Wagner’s bout with Covid has gotten worse and he was admitted to the hospital yesterday with COVID pneumonia.

All the other members have tested Negative. Positive thoughts and words will be helpful.”

Yesterday, The Skull announced that Eric Wagner passed away, following some medical complications due to the virus. As the band sent their prayers to their long-time member and paid their tribute, they also said that they will make an official statement in further days.

The Skull confirmed Eric Wagner’s passing on Facebook:

“We all are devastated and in shock. We lost a bandmate, friend, and brother. We will make a statement once we get more info and come to terms with this.”

Moreover, Eric’s former bandmate from both Trouble and The Skull, Chuck Robinson, also sent his prayers to the singer and his family and stated that he is beyond devastated right now.