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RockItt announce shock death of Thor Stingray

Band 'devastated' at news as singer dies unexpectedly of overdose

September 21, 2007 -- RockItt are saddened to announce the sudden and unexpected death of vocalist Thor Stingray.  Stingray tragically died of a hamburger overdose in the early hours of Friday 21 September 2007.  He was taken to Bath's Royal United Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival from extreme meat toxicity.  The singer had struggled with an addiction to fast foods for a number of years and had only recently checked himself out of the Fretty Bored rehabilitation clinic.

Thor had never been far from the headlines both for his inability to 'defeat the meat' and for his on-off relationship with model and professional dancer Honolulu Floss.  He had been conspicuous by his absence at RockItt rehearsals of late prompting questions about his future in the band.

Nonetheless the news comes as a huge blow to the band ahead of the 20th anniversary re-release of their first album Dry Tongue-Wet Lips and their forthcoming European Tour.

"This is a huge blow for the rest of the band", said guitarist Buzz Muffberger who had known Stingray since the age of 11, "and to be honest I'm sure it's no picnic for Thor.  I've known him since we were at school and I am absolutely devastated.  He was so full of life, so full of vim and vigor...but unfortunately also full of Big Macs and Whoppers".

It is understood that Thor was simply unable to resist a two-for-one burger offer in the free newspaper Metro.  The paper printed a voucher allowing the bearer to purchase two smokey-blue burgers for the price of one at Burger King fast food outlets; Thor was reportedly seen with armfuls of the newspapers on Thursday and is believed to have embarked on a massive all-day burger-bender.

Messages of condolence have already been pouring in.  Keyboard player Shag Fury led the tributes: "He's simply irreplaceable", said Fury, "but I'm sure we'll find someone every bit as good in no time at all".  Bass guitarist Wayne Kranium was also shocked "Oh dear, how sad.  On the bright side, the rest of the band can easily cover the vocals for the [planned European] tour.  We will simply have to continue - we owe that much to Stingray's memory".

Drummer Minty Clinch was unavailable for comment.


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