Pretty Boy Floyd’s Vinnie Chas Dies
The glam/sleaze community is in mourning following the death of original Pretty Boy Floyd bassist Vinnie Chas.
The following message has been posted on Facebook by guitarist Aeriel Stiles, who played with Vinnie in Pretty Boy Floyd and Rattlin’ Bones:
‘Dear friends, I am extremely sad to confirm here that original Pretty Boy Floyd bassist Vinnie Chas has passed away. There have been posts and rumours on the net, so I called the company Vinnie worked for to confirm it for myself.
‘I do not have the all specific details and the family wished to keep it private, so all I know at this time is that it was a sudden onset of illness and he passed away over Easter weekend. He called into work ill on Friday and when no one could reach him on Monday, they sensed something was wrong and went to his home, where he was found dead.
‘Vinnie was going to be working with me on some new recordings for Kery Doll, but unfortunately we ran out of time. I rarely get the time to log on to Facebook, so forgive me if I cannot respond to messages for some time. Plus, as you can imagine, this is devastating news and I need some time to grieve.’