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- Posted on Oct 30th 2009 11:30AM by John D. Luerssen
According to music blogger James Greene, Jr., this punk rock version of the Balloon Boy mess started when an imposter using an e-mail address that was previously believed to have been used by the drummer sent out an e-mail Tuesday, Oct. 27, claiming that Biscuits, 44, died last Saturday after a prolonged battle with throat cancer. The death story was picked up by a number of music outlets, Spinner included, after an e-mail supposedly sent by a member of the Montgomery family falsely reported that "Chuck did not survive his battle with throat cancer. He passed surrounded by his family on 10/24/09."
Vancouver 's The Straight managed to get in touch with the drummer's former D.O.A. bandmate Joey Keithley, who reported that Biscuits is alive. Meanwhile, Circle Jerks vocalist Keith Morris also disputed reports of Chuck's death to BrooklynVegan.
Since the original story broke, former Danzig bassist Eerie Von and Chuck's own brother Bob Montgomery questioned the reports of Chuck's passing. Biscuits was seen at work on Thursday and was supposedly "pissed off" about the erroneous news of his demise. Biscuits has yet to make a public statement, but we're all very glad to learn that he's alive and well.