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Bill Rieflin Dead - Nine Inch Nails & R.E.M. Drummer Dies at 59

Bill Rieflin has sadly passed away at the age of 59.

The musician rose to fame for his work as a drummer with groups such as Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M., King Crimson, Ministry, and Swans, and his career has spanned 30 years.

Bill died following a battle with cancer, according to friends and social media posts from other artists he has performed with, Variety reports.

“Today we lost a wonderful artist, tremendous human being and an integral part of Ministry’s developments and success…” Ministry tweeted. “Safe travels my brother on the way to your next universal gig.”

Bill usually worked with the bands long-term without officially joining as a member.

Our thoughts are with Bill Rieflin‘s loved ones during this difficult time.