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Dead Kennedys drummer DH Peligro dead at 63

Punk rock drummer DH Peligro, a cornerstone of the band the Dead Kennedys, has died. He was 63.

Peligro, whose given name was Darren Henley, died Friday in his Los Angeles home, the band announced in an Instagram post.

“Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall,” according to the post, which said funeral arrangements would be announced “in the coming days.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: DH Peligro of Dead Kennedys performs on stage at Electric Ballroom on August 09, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
DH Peligro of Dead Kennedys performs in London in 2019.
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“We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort,” the post read.

It’s unclear exactly what killed Peligro, according to TMZ, which reported the drummer was found dead in the bathroom of his San Fernando Valley home and had hit his head — but that it’s unclear if the injury was fatal.