Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Greg “Fritz” Hinz is dead. The drummer of the band Helix was 68 years old

The band’s frontman announced his death Brian Vollmer.

“It is with great sadness that I must inform you of his death Greg Hinzthe group’s drummer Helix since 1983. For 10 months, Greg struggled with cancer,” we read.

Greg “Fritz” Hinz he joined the hard rock group in 1982 and remained in it continuously until 1996. Then, after a 13-year break, he returned to the band in 2009. In 2023, the musician was diagnosed with cancer, which he did not talk about publicly.

“We knew about his illness since April last year, but we did not inform anyone at Fritz’s request. He wanted to keep his privacy,” Vollmer commented.

The band Helix is ​​one of the most popular rock bands in Canada. The album brought them great fame “Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge”, which sold over 100,000 copies in Canada. copies, and 400,000 were sold globally. copies.

The musicians had the opportunity to share the stage with Kiss, Aerosmith, Rush, Whitesnake and Heart. The group has released 14 albums, and the last one – “Old School” – was released in 2019.