On October 9, Dee Pop, Bush Tetras Drummer passed away in his sleep at the age of 65. The news was confirmed by Warner his representative.
Born Dimitri Papadopoulos in 1956, He grew up idolizing Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts, and Keith Moon, but it was Tommy Ramone who would inspire him to start playing despite a lack of formal training.
He later joined Bush Tetras in 1979 who became an integral part of New York no wave scene and remained a fixture in downtown culture alongside Sonic Youth, the Contortions, Television, Lydia Lunch, and others.
Dee Pop is survived by his son Charlie and daughter Nicole. He will be sorely missed by his bandmates, Cynthia Sley and Pat Place, and the many people he touched throughout his life.
Rest in peace, Dee.