Sweet Savage Guitarist Trevor Fleming Dies Suddenly

Trevor Fleming

More bad news to report this week: Trevor Fleming, the founding guitarist for NWOGHM icons Sweet Savage, has died. He passed away on October 2 from as-yet unknown causes.

“It is with great sadness we have to report the passing of Trevor, our beloved friend and musician,” the band says in a statement. “He has not been well for the whole year and passed away early on Saturday October 2. This was very sudden and we are shocked and extremely saddened with his departure.”

The band praised Trevor as “the lifeblood of the band both in terms of musicianship and crack. He was funny, charming, extremely clever and deep, an unique individual who had many talents. Trevor could make anyone laugh, could write the catchiest riffs and lyrics; in fact, everything about Big T was totally infectious.”

Sweet Savage says that Trevor will be sorely missed and former Sweet Savage member and current Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell commented that “there’s been so much death over the last year or so it’s difficult to make sense of it. Our parents are of an older generation, so as difficult as it is to lose them, at least it fits with the natural order. When our friends start to die, it becomes more difficult to reconcile. Trevor…was much too young to die. He was a good man and he will be very missed by me and by all who knew him.”

By the way, “crack” or “craic” means “fun” in Ireland, where the band is from. So, it’s not that Trevor was the band’s rock connection. Just wanted to clear that up.

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