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Confirmed, A Large Event Celebrating The Life Of Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Will Be Planned

Confirmed on post Quiet Riot Facebook Page that a large event will be planned for Quiet Riot drummer Franki Banali on August 27 2020.

"It is with great sorrow that we confirm the passing of Frankie Banali. It took a few days as this has been a devastating blow. He was not only a great talent, he was a genuinely kind person that everyone who met him liked. He was dedicated to Quiet Riot and his fans. We will grieve, and find ways to honor him and keep his legacy alive because he deserves it.

A large event celebrating his life will be planned when we can gather in person again and that will be announced at that time. Please keep Frankie in your hearts and minds and keep the legacy of the "Ambassador of Groove" alive in the world so that his spirit will still be among us."

The Metal Voice pays tribute to Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali with Ex W.A.S.P. Chris Holmes, Ex Quiet Riot , Alcatrazz keyboardist Jimmy Waldo, Ex Anthrax Neil Turbin and Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon.

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QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The drummer passed away Thursday, August 20 at the age of 68. Blabbermouth

Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 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. 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 p.m. on August 20 in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife and daughter.

Frankie is survived by his devoted wife Regina, loving daughter Ashley, many dear friends, dedicated fans, and a menagerie of rescue animals, all of whom are family. He was a longtime advocate for animal rescue, a spokesperson for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and a sponsor of Children International. Donations in his name are encouraged for,,, or His wish for everyone is that you be your own health advocate for early detection so you may live long and rescue many animals.

Funeral plans will be announced at a later date.

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