I'm sure everyone knows by now that Dimebag was taken from us on Wednesday night (12-8-04) at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. I witnessed this unthinkable tragedy with my own eyes and it's still very hard to comprehend that someone could do that to a person like Dime. Anyway, I know that no words can express how much we will all miss Dimebag. He was having so much fun playing, he was grinning from ear to ear, looking towards us in the crowd on his side of the stage, and he didn't even see the gunman coming. I can only offer comfort by letting everyone know that Darrell didn't suffer. It happened very quickly, and he went out doing what he loved. I would like to thank Officer James Niggemeyer for his bravery. A true hero.
-Deege, webmaster

SDMFww would like to extend our hearts, prayers, and condolences to Dime, Nathan Bray, Erin Halk, Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson, Crispy, John "Cat" Brooks, Vinnie, Pat, Bob, all of the Damageplan family and crew, and the family and friends of the other victims. Godspeed to our fallen brothers. RIP Dimebag Darrell Abbott.