Germs bassist Lorna Doom dead at 61
The bassist for the punk rock band The Germs, Lorna Doom, has died. She was 61.
Doom’s bandmate, drummer Don Bolles, confirmed the sad news on Facebook Wednesday.
“She left this mortal coil today around 1,” Bolles commented on his Facebook post, where he simply shared Lorna’s name.
Doom’s cause of death is not immediately clear.
Doom, whose real name is Teresa Ryan, joined The Germs in the 1970s. At the time, the band’s lineup included singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear and Belinda Carlisle. Carlisle would later go on to be the lead singer of The Go-Go’s.
The band went through a lot of changes in its lineup before adding on Bolles as their drummer and releasing “GI” on Slash Records in 1979. The group disbanded a year later when Crash died by suicide in 1980 at age 22.
More than two decades later, Doom, Smear and Bolles would reunite in The Germs biopic “What We Do Is Secret,” with actor Shane West in the role of Crash.
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