As news of his death continues to spread, friends and fans of towering Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele remembered the man with the black sense of humor, even blacker sense of fashion and a bellow that resonated for more than two decades.
“We have lost several artists over the years, but this is a biggie — this one hurts the most,” Roadrunner Records A&R man Monte Conner, who first signed the band to the label in 1989, said in a statement posted Thursday (April 15). “Not just because Peter was a great, great guy, but he figures so prominently in the history of this company. He was a tortured soul for most of his life, and certainly for the entire time we all knew him. Let’s hope he is in a better place.”