Via Kid Congo we have learned that New York bassist, DJ, and veteran of the NY punk rock scene, Howie Pyro, has died of complications from Covid-19. Pyro had been struggling with liver disease and transplant. He was 61.
As a musician, Pyro played with the Blessed, D Generation, Freaks, Genesis P. Orridge, Danzig, and others. Pyro was also a well-known DJ in NYC and LA and hosted the Intoxica Radio podcast.
Kid Congo wrote on his Facebook page:
We met as pimple faced teens in the late seventies, NYC and LA, and stayed close pals till this very day [May 4th] when you left the planet. So many laughs and thrills and spills.. brother material, loved our time together. . . Miss ya already, Howie. All hail!
Fellow D Gen bandmate, Jesse Malin, posted on Twitter: