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Scott Columbus dies

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Former Manowar drummer Scott Columbus has died aged 54.

Columbus, who occupied the Manowar drum stool between 1983-1991 and again from 1995 until 2008, passed away yesterday (4 April).

The drummer had been working on a new solo project called Instrumental. No news on a cause of death has been revealed.

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