99Rock Music News: R.I.P. Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Tim ‘Rawbiz’ Williams Has Died
Suicidal Tendencies perform during the Warped Tour at Randalls Island on July 16, 1999. (Scott Gries/ImageDirect)
By Annie Reuter
Tim ‘Rawbiz’ Williams, known best for his skills as a bassist, drummer and producer, has died.
Williams most recently had played bass for thrash metal act Suicidal Tendencies, who released the news via a post on Facebook.
“It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassist Tim ‘Rawbiz’ Williams,” the Facebook post read. “Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently.
“Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at its best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally.”
Williams contributed bass to a song on Suicidal Tendencies’ most recent album 13 and had also played with Boyz II Men and Toni Braxton, among others.
A cause of death has not been confirmed.