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Dave Williams February 29 1972 – August 14 2002


Dave Williams was born on February 29th 1972 in Princeton, Texas.

His first band was called "Fugly" which has more of a grunge/hard rock sound compared to what style he would go on to be known for. Check out a Fugly track HERE.


Following Fugly, in 1999 - Dave joined what was previously an instrumental 3-piece called "Drowning Pool". They would release a self titled album that year, an EP titled "Pieces of Nothing" the following year. Many of the songs from the two would be re-recorded later.


Signing with Wind-Up records in 2000 they released "Sinner" the next year with great success. Singles such as "Bodies", "Tear Away" and "Sinner" proved that Dave had one of the best voices in the Nu-Metal era. Dimebag Darrell nicknamed Dave "The Stage" because of his stage presence.

Drowning Pool would tour non stop, with Ozzfest being a tour that would help the band gain more fans.


August 14th 2002 - Dave was found on his tour bus while on tour. It was later explained that he had died from heart failure - caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease).


Drowning Pool released a DVD "Sinema" (a play on their album), with proceeds going towards a house for Dave's parents - which was Dave's dream.

 

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