Defiler Drummer Craig Ledbetter Passes Away, Frontman Jacob Shaw Fighting Serious Health Battle


Tragedy has befallen the Defiler camp with word of the band’s drummer Craig Ledbetter having passed away on October 27th. Adding to the sad news is that the band’s frontman Jacob Shaw has been suffering issues with a failing pancreas and has been given tentative diagnosis of pancreatic necrosis.

Shaw has been struggling to receive proper treatment for the issue and addressed both it and Craig‘s passing below. Shaw later commented:

“Thank you all in advance for the donations, and the condolences for Craig. Both of these happening simultaneously, not long after losing my father, had been the hardest shit I’ve ever dealt with in my life. But I owe it to them to keep fighting.

I will do everything in my power to not succumb to this diagnosis, I don’t care if 1 in 5 die from it, I don’t give a fuck about any of that. I’m here to make music and I’m here for all of you, and we will come out of this on top.

For Craig, for my father, and all the others we’ve lost that want us to succeed. Thank you all again. Truly.”

Shaw is seeking donations for his ongoing health battle, offering the following options:

Email – [email protected]
Venmo – @JakeDefiler
PayPal – [email protected]

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