Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Pig Champion of Poison Idea

Has anyone else heard the rumor that he passed way? I can't find anything on line about this beyond a MySpace bulletin post which I don't want to trust as fact.

If anybody out there knows anything, please leave me a comment.

Thanks TQT!

"One of the biggest is gone....Thomas "Pig Champion" Roberts, guitarist for POISON IDEA, died at his home in Portland, Oregon, Monday night (Jan. 30). A founding member of the seminal punk band, he continued to appear with POISON IDEA throughout the late Nineties and into the new millennium, despite officially quitting the band in 1993. Variously described as "spectacularly fat," and "the single largest man in hardcore history," Roberts crowned himself "Pig Champion" after hitting an impressive 450 lbs. on the scales. The highly regarded guitarist was revered by a devoted following worldwide. No further information is available at this time. "