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SNFU

Chi Pig of SNFU has passed away

SNFU singer Ken Chinn, best known under the pseudonym Mr. Chi Pig, has passed away. He was 57. Chi Pig was born October 19 1962 in Edmonton, Alberta to German and Chinese parents as the youngest of 12 children. Growing up he was an avid skateboarder, punk rocker and artist. In 1981, he met the Belke brothers and formed Live Sex Acts, the band that became SNFU. They released three records before signing to Epitaph in 1993. After a trio of albums on Epitaph. The band then released two more albums with alternating players with the only constant being Chi Pig.

Chi wrote all the lyrics for the band as well as providing much of the art work. Longtime SNFU bassist, Dave Bacon, posted on his social media Thursday night: "It breaks my heart to say this, but our beloved friend has left this mortal coil just a short while ago. He is now at peace. May he live on in our hearts and memories forever." 

Media covering Chi Pig's history includes the book "And What No One Else Wanted To Say", a bio of SNFU written by Chris Walter along with the documentary, "Open Your Mouth And Say… Mr. Chi Pig". We send our condolences to Chinn's friends, family, and fans. 

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Early Misfits member Joey Image has passed away

Early Misfits member Joey Image has passed away

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Little Richard has passed away

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Bad Company's Brian Howe has passed away

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Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers has passed away

Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers has passed away

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Nick Helm of Noogy has passed away

Nick Helm of Noogy has passed away

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Derek Jones of Falling in Reverse passes away

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Punk Stylist Jimmy Webb has passed away

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Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity has passed away

Unfortunately, Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity has passed away. He was 53. The band issued a statement: "“It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Reed you are loved and always will be. Lets all take a moment…” The cause of death was not revealed. However, Mullin had been suffering from heart issues over the past few years. Mullin has a founding member of the band in 1982. He played with them from 1982-2001 and 2010-2020. Punknews sends our condolesnces to Mullin's family, friends, and fans.

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