Today we lost a true hero. Internal Bleeding drummer, and FDNY veteran firefighter, William Tolley, reportedly fell from the roof of an apartment building while battling a blaze in Queens, and even though he was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Hospital, they were not able to save him. William was only 42 years old, and is survived by a wife and daughter. Learn more about the tragic incident in the report below:
Internal Bleeding posted this message on their Facebook page: “Our drummer, the heartbeat of the band, William Tolley died today. There are ZERO WORDS to describe the loss. He was a good, decent and honorable man who loved his friends, his family and the people he served. There will never be another like him. There are no words to describe the utter sadness and despair we feel right now. We love you Bill.”
I personally met William numerous times over the past few years, and he was one man who truly loved life. He loved playing metal. He loved being a firefighter. Most importantly, he really loved every moment he had with his family. His loss will affect more than he will ever know, and our deepest condolences go out his family and friends at this time. RIP to a true hero.