Jon Kennedy

Jon Kennedy (Imperial Genocide, Ex-Cradle Of Filth/Hecate Enthroned) Has Passed Away


Imperial Genocide vocalist Jon Kennedy, formerly of Hecate Enthroned (vocals/bass) and Cradle Of Filth (bass), has passed away. His bandmates over the years have since shared tributes to him, posting their thoughts online across social media.

Additionally, a GoFundMe for his final expenses has been launched. Kennedy passed away on the 25th of this month. A cause of death was not publicly shared.

Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani Filth offered:

“It is with much sadness that we hear about the untimely passing of our former bassist Jon Kennedy.

He was a great bassist and singer who filled in for Cradle at a time of such magical import, mayhem and mischief.

I distinctly remember having a wickedly wonderful week staying just outside Wrexham in Wales at Jon’s Mum’s house in 1995.

We picked our own magic mushrooms from a local football pitch and then watched Emperor synch up with the newly-released Disney Aladdin on VHS, heading out to undertake Black Metal shenanigans thereafter. We were always pulling pranks and playfully winding each other up back in those days.

He will be missed!

Godspeed old friend. 🤘🏻”

Hecate Enthroned stated:

“We are shook and devastated by the passing of our brother Jon Kennedy. This isn’t just a huge loss for his family and friends, but for the thousands of music fans and genre lovers that he touched and inspired.

Jon‘s passion for music was huge and at times all consuming which is reflected in how he is revered within the Black Metal scene. Working with Jon on music was fun, inspiring and challenging because anyone with that drive and passion was a force and this continued after Hecate with all his musical endeavours right up to the end with the Power house Imperial Genocide. But this passion was matched with the love for his family and his close friends. A loving father and husband and son.

Our thoughts and hearts are with his wonderful family at this incredibly difficult time. As we mourn our brother please be mindful of his family and respect their space. But please raise the horns for Jon.

Nos da Jon

Donations to the go fund me to help his family would be greatly appreciated

His Imperial Genocide bandmates briefly commented:

Jon Kennedy 1977-2023 Rest In Power”

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