The American punk rock drummer, Joey Image has died at the age of 63, according to reports.
These are no official cause of death has been revealed, he had been battling liver cancer since 2016.
The New York Hardcore Chronicles confirmed the news, the page posted: “Joey Image of The Misfits dead at 63. Rest In Peace.”
In accordance with a GoFundMe he had set up as a way to pay for medical Bills, Image had been seeking therapy on the College of Miami where he was a possible candidate for a liver transplant.
Joey Image joined the Misfits in November 1978. He was the drummer for both the “Horror Business” and “Night of the Living Dead” sessions of 1979. In December 1979, after the band’s ill-fated tour of England with the Damned, he left the band.
In October 2000 he reunited with the band for a gig at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, stepping in after the band’s then-drummer Dr. Chud left at short notice.
That year he also joined another of horror-punk’s founding groups The Undead, with whom he performed until 2002.
Many of his fans pay tribute to him at Twitter.
The misfits wrote that, “RIP Joey Image, March 5, 1957 – June 1, 2020. Misfits drummer 78 – 79. Appears on the Misfits classic “Horror Business” & “Night of the Living Dead” 7-inches. Seen here on drums with the Misfits live at Irving Plaza Halloween night 1979 in NYC. #themisfits #ripjoeyimage“