Vocalist Eric Wagner (Ex-Trouble, The Skull), Passes Away


Former Trouble and current The Skull vocalist Eric Wagner has passed away following a battle with Covid-19 that saw him contract a related pneumonia. The 62-year-old had been out fronting The Skull on a run The Obsessed in recent weeks, having had to cut that tour short less than a week ago after Wagner‘s condition began to worsen.

He was among four members of the band’s camp to test positive for Covid-19 with the other three said said to have been “recovering nicely” per a statement released roughly a week ago. Wagner‘s son Luke confirmed the news of his father’s passing over night, offering the following on Facebook, “Hey all this is Luke Wagner his oldest son. Eric Wagner has passed away.”

The Skull themselves have since commented on the matter as well, offering:

“We all are devastated and in shock.
We lost a band mate, friend, and brother.
We will make a statement once we get more info and come to terms with this.”

Likewise, Chuck Robinson, Wagner‘s former bandmate in Trouble and The Skull offered:

“This morning I awoke to the worst news… We are all truely devastated.. My dear friend, band mate and brother Eric Wagner has passed.
Goodnight Tempter.. We love you..
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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