Falling To Pieces Singer Nicci DeSoto Dies In Road Accident

RIP Nicci

This is hard for me to admit, and maybe its because I’m writing this after what was a long, exhausting day. Maybe its that I’m feeling emotional, like a menopausal woman, and so this news just sort of hit me in a strange way, despite never having met this woman. But Nicci DeSoto, who was the lead singer of California thrash metallers Falling To Pieces, was killed Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident.

Someone emailed me a link to the band’s MySpace with a note about her death with a link to Blabbermouth. I looked at her pictures. She seemed so full of life, so carefree. And she looked like she was having a fucking great time being in a metal band. The thought that she was gone brought tears to my eyes…on the other side of the country. Here, I thought I had a bad day, having someone spill strawberry shake on me and my cell phone crapping out. But I’m still here…for now. This fucking sucks, man. I can’t wait for this year to end. So much death. Nicci was 25.

The band officially commented on this whole situation on their Facebook, which has a picture of Nicci with an “RIP” across the top. Their statement says, “This morning, our singer Nicci D. passed away in a motorcycle accident. Please keep her, her family, and her friends in your thoughts.”

I am fucking bummed. Sorry you’re gone, Nicci. And my thoughts are with Falling To Pieces, which includes Scott Danough, who plays guitar in Bleeding Through.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Lauralee

    Thank u Chris I am one of Nicci’s Family Friend and I love Nicci very much and yes she was very full of life! she enjoyed Singing and being with her friends..This Piece means Lot because it shows That people See how special she was to us.Her family and all her Friends, And her Fans!!! Are Hearts are Broken to this Lost.Thanks for Caring enough to share this!!!
    Lauralee
    Tracy ca

    • Mybabboys1986

      i wnet 2 school with nicci n jesse n mine morning the death of her n still morning her brother i love you both hope your together n peace