Photo by Sebastien Barre – David Zablidowsky, running for it with @transsiberianorchestra at the Times Union Center tonight. via Flickr. CC.
Adrenaline Mob bassist David Z was killed in an accident over the weekend when a tractor-trailer collided with the band’s RV.
The band was traveling in an RV and a van pulling a trailer when they stopped on the shoulder of I-75 in Micanopy, Florida. The RV reportedly had a flat tire and pulled to the shoulder, with the van following behind. A semi passing by struck the two vehicles, causing the RV to catch fire, killing David Z and injuring six others.
Guitarist Mike Orlando, drummer Jordan Cannata, singer Russell Allen and crew member Robert Dressler were injured, and tour manager Janet Rains is in critical condition, according to Blabbermouth.
Orlando shared his thoughts on the bassist’s passing.
I can not begin to thank you all for all the prayers & thoughts. I’m trying to process & deal with this, physically & mentally… so I’m sorry for being vague. We’ve literally experienced hell on earth.. I’m absolutely broken, both physical & mental. I love you Dave, I will miss you more then words can say. You were one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever known.
The Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and ZO2 bassist is remembered by his former bandmates and friends.
GOD BLESS DAVID "Z" ZABLIDOWSKY – Condolences & Prayers of STRENGTH & LIGHT To His FAMILY & Our ADRENALINE MOB BROTHERS – tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/ghxrYjiPxW
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) July 15, 2017
So sad to learn about the passing of @zo2david – I had an opportunity to work with him years ago. My deepest condolences to the family!
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) July 15, 2017
Heartbroken over loss of our friend David Z of @AdrenalineMob Trans Siberian Orchestra @jeffscottsoto @ZO2. Such a talented bass player.
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) July 15, 2017