Anal Cunt frontman Seth Putnam died of a heart attack on June 11, 2011 at the age of 43.
The band’s publicist, Kim Kelly, confirmed the news via her blog:
“Yes, it’s true. Seth Putnam, one of the most infamous musicians that extreme metal has ever seen, the grindcore GG Allin, has passed away due to a heart attack.
“I handled all the promotion for Anal Cunt’s last album, ‘Fuckin’ A,’ and Seth was always happy to oblige any request I sent his way. The band had been working on a new album before his passing, so chances are his musical career’s epitaph has yet to be inscribed.
“I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I’m hoping that the Internet will remember that. This is a very sad and trying time for those that knew him, and the last thing they need to see is an outpouring of message board hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that.”
Putnam formed Anal Cunt in 1988 in Massachusetts. Along with the numerous records that the grindcore act released, Putnam made guest appearances on albums by Brutal Truth, Corrosion of Conformity, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Pantera, Psycho, Scissorfight, Today is the Day, and many more.
Anal Cunt’s latest studio album, ‘Fuckin’ A,’ was released in January 2011 through Patac Records.