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Bush Tetras’ Drummer Dee Pop’s Cause of Death is Still Untold


The Bush Tetras’ drummer Dee Pop’s cause of death seems suspicious after he reportedly passed away in his sleep last night (October 8, 2021) at the age of 65. May he rest in power.

The heartbreaking news has been first spread by some unofficial sources; NY Times‘ writer Rob Tannenbaum tweeted, “Pat Place of the Bush Tetras posted the news on Instagram that the band’s longtime drummer, Dee Pop, died in his sleep last night. Tonight there’s a launch party at Howl Arts in NYC for the Bush Tetras’ upcoming box set. Awful, cruel timing. A song that sums up, in sound and words, what NYC was like for several years.”

He then came to add, “In addition, Dee Pop played with The Clash, Richard Lloyd, Michael Karoli from Can, the Gun Club, Jayne County, and William Parker, as well as what he called “my other main project,” Radio I-Ching.”

He was an unforgettable member of Bush Tetras, an American post-punk band from NYC, established in 1979. The band is famous for the 1980 song “Too Many Creeps,” which represented the band’s sound of “jagged rhythms, slicing guitars, and sniping vocals.”

However, they did not achieve mainstream success; the Bush Tetras were powerful and widespread in the Manhattan club scene as well as college radio in the early 1980s.

In 1979, and soon after The Bush Tetras formed, a lineup of Cynthia Sley (vocals), Pat Place (guitar), Laura Kennedy (bass), and Dee Pop (drums); vocalist Adele Bertei and guitarist Jimmy Joe Uliana joined it. 

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What’s Dee Pop’s Cause of Death? People Reacted to News

Although no official sources clarified Dee Pop’s cause of death at this time, some claim he lost his life due to a serve illness he recently was suffering from; some others believe he died of COVID.

However, US day News does not confirm any rumors; our team is trying to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the drummer’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these challenging days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him.

The Bush Tetras' drummer Dee Pop's cause of death seems suspicious

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Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Soon after the heartbreaking news was released, many of Dee’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes:

Fans’ Tribute

Someone wrote, “Just heard the tragic news that drummer DeePop of the Bush Tetras has moved on. Another titan of the NYC punk scene gone too soon. Here’s a lovely shot of him with @felicerosser at the @PunkProfessor show in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. I was glad to know him. #RestInPower.

Another said, “Very sad to hear about the passing of @bushtetrasnyc drummer extraordinaire DeePop. I was thrilled to get a chance to see him and the band play in Toronto a few years back and crushed that I won’t get to do it again.”

A fan shared a heart-touching tribute, “RIP Dimitri Papadopoulos aka Dee Pop, drummer of Bush Tetras. He died in his sleep last night. Bush Tetras have an anthology boxed set coming out and were ready to start playing a few shows in support of it. Tonight’s show at Howl in New York will now be a memorial for Dee.”

A user tweeted, “Saddened to hear that Dee Pop, drummer for the extraordinary Bush Tetras, died last night — on the eve of their record release event. The BTs innovative, propulsive work represents the very best of post-punk/no wave, and DeePop’s drumming was its driving force, its heartbeat.”

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  1. Anonymous October 9, 2021
    1. US day News October 10, 2021

      Thanks a million for notifying us. It was edited. Refresh the page to see the latest version.

  2. Don Fiorino October 9, 2021

    Please note in the Dee Pop article you give a link to another Radio I-Ching band. The link to Dee Pop and Radio I-Ching can be found on bandcamp Best of Radio I-Ching at alresonant.bandcamp.com

    Radio I-Ching was a NYC based band composed of Dee Pop, Andy Haas and myself.
    Please correct the link.
    Thank you, Don Fiorino

    1. US day News October 10, 2021

      Dear Don Fiorino, thanks for sharing the information and mentioning the problem. It will be edited as soon as possible.

      1. Don Fiorino October 20, 2021

        I see you have edited the article; is it possible to put the correct bandcamp link as I noted in my Oct. 9 reply?
        Thanks again, Don Fiorino

        1. US day News October 21, 2021

          Oh, sure, thanks again. Your citings are so helpful. Refresh the page to see changes, please.

          1. Don Fiorino October 22, 2021

            Thank you very much!

          2. Don Fiorino October 22, 2021

            Very Good, Thanks

          3. Anonymous October 22, 2021


          4. Don Fiorino October 22, 2021

            Looks Good!

  3. Omi October 27, 2021

    Another “sudden death” by cardiac adverse reaction 💉 #vaccinedeath


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