D.H Peligro – Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Dead Kennedys drummer dies aged 63 after fall at home


RED Hot Chilli Peppers drummer DH Peligro has died at the age of 63.

The musician, real name Darren Henley, hit his head in a fall at his home in Los Angeles and died shortly after on Friday.

Henley enjoyed a brief stint with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1988, but was best known for being a member of The Dead Kennedys

The band wrote: “Dead Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, Oct 28th.

“He died from trauma to his head from an accidental fall.

“Arrangements are pending will be announced in the coming days.

“Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”

Henley replaced the original drummer of The Dead Kennedys in 1981 and stayed with the group until their break up in 1986.

He then joined the rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1988 – taking over from drummer Jack Irons.

The punk rocker had been mates with the band for years and had previously been in a comedy group called Three Little Butt Hairs with singer Anthony Kiedis ad bassist Flea.

Henely helped pen some of the songs on the band’s fourth album Mother’s Milk but did not perform on it.

He was fired from the group in November 1988 and Chad Smith replaced him weeks later, remaining with the band since.

In 2001, The Dead Kennedys reformed without former frontman Jello Biafra.

Henley took a hiatus in early 2008, but rejoined the group in June 2009 and stayed with them until his death.

During his career, the star also performed with bands inlcuding The Hellations, Jungle Studs, Nailbomb, The Feederz, Lock-Up, The Two Free Stooges, Reverend Jones and SSI.

He also fronted his own band, Peligro, and released three albums.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers bassist lead tributes to Henley.

He wrote on Instagram: “My dear friend, my brother I miss you so much. I’m devastated today, a river of tears, but all my life I will treasure every second.

“The first time I saw you play with the DK’s in ‘81 you blew my mind. The power, the soul, the recklessness.

“You became my beloved friend, so many times of every kind. We had so much fun, so much joy, having each other’s backs.

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