The family of Boston singer Brad Delp has issued a statement that his death was a suicide – which state medical examiner’s toxicology test confirmed.
The test showed that Delp, who died on Friday, March 9th, committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, and police have stated he left two notes and letters to his family and fiancée. The contents of the notes and letters have not been revealed.
The family issued a statement which was released by the police on Wednesday. In the statement, the family said: “He was a man who gave all he had to give to everyone around him, whether family, friends, fans or strangers. He gave as long as he could, as best he could, and he was very tired. We take comfort in knowing that he is now, at last, at peace.”
Delp, 55, was discovered dead by his Fiancee Pamela Sullivan in his home. The family’s statement also expressed gratitude for the sympathy they had received from Delp’s fans.
Brad Delp joined Boston in the 1970s and helped launch the band to the top of the music charts with hit singles “More than a Feeling” and “Long Time.” He was scheduled to marry Pamela Sullivan during the summer while he was on break from a tour with Boston.
Delp also played in a side project called Beatle Juice – which was a tribute band. The family has said there is a private funeral planned for the singer with a public memorial to be announced later.