Aleister Wild Guitarist Terry Span Dies After Being Punched by Bandmate
Some tragic news coming out of Colorado Springs, where guitarist Terry Span of the band Aleister Wild has died a few weeks after suffering injuries in a fight that involved his own bandmates.
Span was apparently trying to break up a fight between between his bandmates, singer Ernest Munoz and bassist Michael Sorden. However, Sorden punched Span, who went down to the ground immediately.
“The next thing I know, I see Mike hitting him and Terry falls down like dead weight,” Munoz said in an article in Colorado Springs’ The Gazette. “Blood spattered on my arms and I knew there was something really serious about this.”
Munoz, who was also punched in the face by Sorden that night, continued, “[Sorden] went down on his knees and started crying and begging for [Span] to get up,.”
Span had been clinging to life in a coma for the past couple of weeks before succumbing to his injuries yesterday (Oct. 20).
Sorden is facing charges of second degree assault, and was being held at a county jail.
The band Aleister Wild at one point featured basssist Kelly Garni of Quiet Riot and keyboardist Kelle Rhoads, who is the brother of late Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads.
Span’s death was reported via an email from his brother Ray, who wrote, “I love you Terry. I know that you are already jamming with Randy [Rhoads] — your lifelong dream. My brother will live on in all of us.”