Anthony Jude Pero

Twisted Sister

Died: 2015-03-20
Age: 55
Cause: Heart Attack

Anthony Jude Pero was the drummer in Twisted Sister. Pero was on tour with the band Adrenaline Mob, and members of that group were unable to rouse him on their bus Friday morning. He was taken to a hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he died. Pero had many stints with Twisted Sister, the longest being his latest run of 12 straight years (2003 – 2015). He was well-known for a scene in the video for 1984's We're Not Gonna Take Itin which he struck a snare drum covered with glitter, sending it spraying into the air. Dee Snider, frontman for the band shared a tweet saying he was "heartbroken" by the news.

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