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BREAKING: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Founder PAUL O'NEILL Dies At 61

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 6:19 AM


From A Chronic Illness

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The rock world has lost another legend. Founder and mastermind of the highly successful TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, Paul O'Neill, has passed away at the age of 61. O'Neill is also known for his work as a producer for heavy metal act SAVATAGE.

The news broke on the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Facebook Page last night:

"The entire TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA family, past and present, is heartbroken to share the devastating news that Paul O’Neill has passed away from chronic illness.

He was our friend and our leader -- a truly creative spirit and an altruistic soul. This is a profound and indescribable loss for us all.

We ask that you respect Paul’s family’s privacy now.

We will make additional announcements shortly."

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery also posted the following heartfelt message on his social media:

"At 3:00pm today I started writing an email to a friend. I never sent it because I got so busy, but he was so happy and proud of the Metalphant stuff. He wanted me to work with TSO and some children's clothes. For 33 years he was my boss, my friend. I can't stop crying. I lost someone today that words cannot describe..."

KNAC.COM sends its condolences to Paul's immediate and extended family.



























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