Report: Lorna Doom, Bassist Of The Germs, Has Died

Lorna Doom, bassist of the influential L.A. punk band the Germs, has died. News of her passing was confirmed on Facebook by Germs drummer Don Bolles. At this time, no cause of death has been revealed.

Bolles broke the news by simply posting “Lorna” on his Facebook account. He later followed this up in the comments section saying “She left this mortal coil today around 1.”

The Germs formed in 1976 and featured Doom, Dolles, Darby Crash, and Pat Smear, currently in the Foo Fighters. They released their classic album (GI) in 1979. The band ended a year later when Crash committed suicide. The Germs would later reform in 2005 with actor Shane West, who played Crash in the movie What We Do Is Secret, playing shows through 2009.

Our thoughts go out to Doom’s family and friends during this difficult time.

This is a developing story…

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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