GENE SIMMONS Donated Personal KISS Kasket To "Dimebag"

September 30, 2005, 12 years ago

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ContactMusic.com (www.contactmusic.com) has issued the following report:

KISS rocker GENE SIMMONS sent a coffin which was made especially for him, to the family of ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, after he was killed on stage during a concert last year (2004).

Dimebag was inspired by cult group KISS, and requested in his will that he be buried in one of the famous coffins.

Simmons says, "There were a limited number made and I sent mine to the family of "Dimebag" Darrell. He requested in his will to be buried in a KISS Kasket, as he sort of learned his rock 'n' roll roots by listening to us for some strange reason."

Darrell was 38 when he was shot dead by a man who stormed the stage at a concert in Ohio.

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