Thousands Attend Drowning Pool Singer's Funeral
Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was remembered on Sunday as a man who was full of life and loved what he did. More than 2,000 people attended Williams' funeral in Plano, Texas.Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was remembered on Sunday as a man who was full of life and loved what he did. More than 2,000 people attended Williams' funeral in Plano, Texas. They cheered at a video clip that showed performance photos and honoring a bandmate's wish that they give Williams a final round of applause.
"He was very passionate about music, and so knowledgeable," said Drowning Pool guitarist, C.J. Pierce. "He could walk into any place and light it up. He was 100 miles per hour nonstop. That was the beautiful thing about him -- he was so full of life."
As previously reported, last Wednesday the 30-year-old singer was found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus when the band arrived at a Holiday Inn in Manassas, Va. The band had come from Indianapolis as part of the Ozzfest concert tour. An autopsy did not determine the cause of death. Toxicology test results are pending.
Pierce said there had been nothing unusual about the last night of Williams' life. "People have been asking, and I want everyone to know, that night was no different than any other -- it was actually pretty tame," he said.
Family friend Larry Landers told the crowd that he commended Williams for reaching his goal of being a rock musician. "He loved what he did -- how sad it is that so many of us cannot do that," Landers said.
With Drowning Pool off of the Ozzfest tour in the wake of Williams' death, former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has been drafted to fill a vacant mainstage slot. Lee and his band will join the festival Thursday (Aug. 22) in Denver and remain on board through the balance of the tour, which is slated to close Sept. 8 in Dallas.
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