According to a screenshot of the damage shared by his former band on Facebook, the assailants not only “spit on his grave” (according to their own original posting), but also wrote a pejorative term as well. They also stole a pair of cowboy boots that had been placed on the Texas gravesite.
“We are absolutely disgusted by this!” Pantera shared on social media. “We ask that all of you please show Dime & his grave the respect he deserves. This conduct will not be tolerated and the authorities have been notified.”
Dec. 8, 2014 marked the ten-year anniversary of the guitarist’s (real name Darrell Lance Abbott) death. He was shot and killed by a man while playing with his band Damageplan in Columbus, Ohio.