Sad news as Tim Calvert, who played on essential metal albums for both Forbidden and Nevermore, has passed away at aged 52 from ALS. Tim’s passing was shared on Facebook by his sister Vicky Calvert-Hawkins. Tim played on Forbidden’s Twisted Into Form, Distortion, and Green and Nevermore’s Dreaming Neon Black. Following a career in music Calvert served as a Pilot for United Airlines. We send out condolences to Tim’s family, friends and fans at this time.
From Vicky Calvert-Hawkins Facebook:
“Myself and my husband Bret (along with several wonderful doctors, and hospice providers) are so honored to have been able to be Tim’s caregiver, in our home, for the last five months. We are so incredibly thankful to have had this time to spend with Tim.
“November 7, 1965 – April 30, 2018. Note the dash ‘-‘ in the dates. Life is all about how you live your dash ‘-‘… And you, my dearest Timothy, did one hell of a badass, bang-up job living your dash to its fullest. Well done! Incredible musician, airline captain, world traveler, lover of nature and animals, faithful Oakland Raiders and Oakland A’s fan, comedian and supreme master guru of WW II military/aviation history and memorabilia. I love you, big bro. Cheers, until I see you again.”