I am dumbstruck.

I opened my email today to find a message from PHD Records (I’m on the mailing list) informing me that Killing Joke bassist Paul Raven died of a heart attack on October 20, 2007. For as long as I can remember, Killing Joke’s been one of my favourite bands, and Paul Raven one of my favourite bass players. In fact, his work on “Night Time” was one of the things that inspired me to pick up the bass. My condolences go out to his family, friends, band mates, and fans. Farewell, Paul. I only knew you through your music, but I miss you already.

(Paul Raven Tribute Page)