Former Misfits Drummer Joey Image Has Died, Age 63

 

Sad news a Misfits drummer Joey Image has passed away. He was 63. No cause of death has as yet been revealed. According to the Brooklyn Vegan website, The New York Hardcore Chronicles shared the news on Facebook, writing, “Joey Image of The Misfits dead at 63. Rest in Peace.” Joey was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016, and was seeking treatment at The University of Miami, where he was a possible candidate for a liver transplant, he wrote in a GoFundMe. Joey was in Misfits between 1978 and 1980 and drummed on the Horror Business EP, the “Night of the Living Dead” single, and the Beware EP, and his contributions can be heard on the classic Legacy of Brutality and self-titled compilation albums. He briefly reunited with the band for a live performance in 2000 as well. We send our sympathies out to Joey’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.