Philip H Anselmo Releases Official Statement On The Passing Of Corey Mitchell


Down, etc. frontman Philip H Anselmo has now given an official statement on the untimely passing of his friend and business partner Corey Mitchell. Mitchell died as a result of a heart attack this past Monday morning at Emo’s in Austin, TX, having just wrapped up the second installment of the ‘Housecore Horror Film Festival‘ the weekend prior—a festival which he and Anselmo co-founded. Mitchell was also co-authoring Anselmo‘s long-awaited autobiography in recent years as well.

Anselmo said of Mitchell‘s passing:

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“This is stunning. After a weekend of incredible bands, awesome horror films and masses of fantastic people, tragically, unexpectedly, and with heart-crushing reality, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, Corey Mitchell, passed away Monday, October 27th 2014, after the event ended. This is devastating on so many levels, I can’t and won’t go into how tremendous a loss Corey‘s untimely death truly is. I was introduced to Corey first and foremost as a best-selling crime author, and shortly after that meeting I agreed to have him as my co-writer of an unfinished novel I’d been working on. It was his idea to create a horror and film festival that would became The Housecore Horror Festival.

He had a vision, and no one worked harder than him to see the event through. But forget festivals. Forget books. We lost a great friend. From all of us here at Housecore Records, we extend our utmost condolences to his wife, Audra, and his two beautiful young daughters. This is devastating on countless personal levels, and I’m finding it difficult to type these lines. We lost a brother. We lost a great man with a passion for everything that we love. He will be unfathomably missed… RIP Corey. His legacy will never be forgotten, nor will his friendship. With supremely heavy hearts, we mourn. Sincerely – Philip H. Anselmo

Mitchell, who also had made a career as a true crime author, will have a new book titled “Teach Me To Kill” posthumously released in the weeks to come. A fund is also being set up for Mitchell‘s widow Audra and his two daughters.

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