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Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali dies at 68 after brave battle with pancreatic cancer

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali dies at 68 after brave battle with pancreatic cancer

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has died aged 68 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

His wife Regina confirmed the news in a statement on Friday saying: ‘He was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer on April 17th, 2019 and given six months to live.’

‘He put up an inspiringly brave and courageous 16-month battle to the end and continued playing live as long as he could.’

RIP: Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali dies at 68 after brave battle with pancreatic cancer

RIP: Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali dies at 68 after brave battle with pancreatic cancer

The statement added: ‘Standard chemotherapy stopped working and a series of strokes made the continuation on a clinical trial impossible. He ultimately lost the fight at 7:18 m on August 20th in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife and daughter.’  

Frankie survived by his devoted wife Regina and loving daughter Ashley, the statement said. 

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