Gil Ray, American rock musician, Died at 60


Gil Ray was born on September 17, 1956, and died on January 24, 2017.

He was an American rock drummer, guitarist, and vocalist,

He was best known for his recordings in the 1980s and 1990s as a member of the bands Game Theory and The Loud Family.

During the late 2012, Ray joined Rain Parade as drummer for a series of reunion performances

He grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and formed his first band as a child in 1966.

As of the mid-1970s, Ray began playing in several local Charlotte bands with a variety of styles that included glam rock, prog rock, jazz, disco, and punk/new wave.

During 1979, Ray recorded a 12″ single with a band called The Happy Eggs, followed by their 1981 four-song EP Wake Up, which was reissued on vinyl by DBK Works in July 2014.

He moved to San Francisco in 1982, where he played in several bands including goth rockers Fade To Black.

He died due to cancer.

Gil Ray passed away at 60 years old.