A moment of silence for the loud

Ben Miller, vocalist for Gruntruck and Skin Yard, died Monday of diabetes-related complications. He was 46.

Date: January 28, 2008
Seattle, WA USA

Subject: Seattle Rock Singer Ben McMillan Loses Battle With Diabetes

After an eight-year battle with diabetes, Ben Scott McMillan, legendary vocalist for Gruntruck and Skin Yard died in his hometown of Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. at age 46.

Complications from a related blood-clotting disease are said to have worsened his diabetic condition, which was severe.

The survivng members of Gruntruck, as well as other Seattle rock luminaries are planning an assortment of tributes and memorial projects in his name; details to follow.

The above from the band’s MySpace page.

Travis Hay shares his memories of Gruntruck at Ear Candy.

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