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Who killed Dimebag Darrell of Pantera and why?

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He was shot onstage while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. The gunman, Nathan Gale, shot Abbott three times in the head using a 9mm Beretta 92FS handgun; the third shot killing him. Gale continued shooting, killing three others and wounding a further seven. Gale fired a total of fifteen shots, stopping to reload once and remaining silent throughout the shooting.


Early theories of motive suggested that Gale might have turned to violence in response to the breakup of Pantera, or the public dispute between Abbott and Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, but these were later ruled out by investigators. Another theory was that Gale believed Abbott had stolen a song that he had written. Gale was severely schizophrenic and had stopped taking his medication.

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Wow,I honestly had no idea!
I heard a completely different story, now my response sounds completely pathetic ^_^
Okay, so he shot Dime because Pantera broke-up?
That is so stupid :P
That guy is such a jerk >:(
If he really liked Pantera, then why would he try killing off some of the band members, seriously? Dimebag to me is a legend, and a freaking God!!
I am glad that guy didn't go down without punishment for what he did.
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Cjkenkel, would you happen to have any knowledge on the Ride For Dime event in Texas?
I have been planning to go once I am old enough, and have my own motorcycle, and I wanted to know how often it is on and what exactly is involved. I know that there are usually bands performing in tribute to Dime, but don't actually know what else is involved in it.
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I'm sorry sweetheart I don't know anything about it. :(
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That's alright, I'll have to do more research ^_^
Thank you though :)
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You're very welcome. I bet they have some amazing bands who play though. I'd love to go too.
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Oh my goodness!! They sure do!!!! ^_^
I looked on Wikipedia, and my heart melted when I saw the bands who payed tribute to Dime :D
I am dying to go. It will be the greatest even for sure!
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I heard that the psychopath shot Dimebag cause he thought Pantera broke up but it's really silly
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and Mitch Lucker too died months ago I was ruined (if u know suicide silence the band)
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It is completely ridiculous if the douche killed DImebag because the band broke up. I mean, what purpose does that serve?

And really?? I was unaware that Mitch died!! Holy crap :O
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He died in February in a motorcycle accident and he was drunk, there wasn't any other jerk who killed him this time
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That is still horrible though, and a shame :(
I am a little afraid of riding a motorcycle now, but I won't be drunk, so I should be fine :)
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Well I'm off to bed now. I will talk to you on fb tomorrow if you accept my request :D
Goodnight! :)
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I will accept it later, so goodnight :D Are u going to school tomorrow?
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Yeah, I have school tomorrow, but it is an early fay tomorrow, so I finish over two hours earlier, and then i have holidays ^_^
Did you receive my answer to your other question on you dressing in gothic clothing and whatnot?
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Oh awesome, am in holidays already, i will check it now :)
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Okay :D
That's awesome! I have two weeks off after this week :)
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Abbot was shot and killed while on stage during a Damageplan performance on December 8, 2004, at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. He ranked 92 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists and #1 in the UK magazine Metal Hammer.

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Did they ever give his name?
I can try searching, but I don't know how much info there is on it.
Apparently he was just some psycho who claimed that they stole his lyrics.
He was just paranoid, or had something wrong with him mentally (or he was just a total jerk who deserves to suffer)
Don't worry though, the douche bag didn't go without punishment.
R.I.P. Dimbag :'(

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THE GUY WHO DID IT IS COMPLETELY SICK HE KILLED A GUITAR GOD! His name is Nathan Gale according to the answers I get. yes, RIP Dimebag.....
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He surely did kill a god. Dimebag literally is a God to me, and I'd freakin' kill to see him. At least he is thrashing away in heaven with Jeff Hanneman, away from the sick-twisted ass holes still walking the earth :(
Although, I am not entirely sure what happened to Nathan Gale, but I hope they put him down!!
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They must slay him and crucify him!
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ur an amazing person! do u have a facebook?
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YESS!!! They shall annihilate him!!
And yes I do ;)
My name on there is Christina Angelique :)
You should tell me your name as well, in case you can't find me.
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And thank you, that's really sweet :)
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Thank you :) mine is Liliks Larson with some accents averywhere haha i don't remember them
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We like the same bands according to ur profile
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Hahah xD Yeah we do, which is why I followed you immediately ^_^
And okay, I will try to find you :D
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Are you the Liliks Larson which says (sunsetter) next to the name?
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Me too nearly all ppl I follow here are rockers :p alright then! if u cant find me i will search myself later
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Yes!
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I know we are supposed to like people who have great questions and answers, but I can't help but look for rockers and metal heads as well ^_^
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Okay, I will send you a friend request then :D
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Did you receive my friend request? :)
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i can't get on fb now sorry it's my bro's computer and it's blocked, later i'll get on my pc and i'll accept ur friend request thanks :3
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Aww, okay :D
You're really pretty by the way :)
I guess I will be talking to you soon?
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Yay thanks ur kind :D Of course! btw how much time difference theres between our countries?
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Well at the moment, as i am sending this message, it is 8:53pm
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What is the time where you are at the moment?
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here it's 01:27pm
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your time you rather mean 8:23 right?
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7 hours difference wow xD
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Nah, here in South Australia it was 8:53 when I sent that comment. It is now 9:02 :D
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So there is 6 and a half hours between us rather than 7 ^_^
It's okay :)
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its weird so theres 7hours and the half difference! i live in south France in Marseille
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Wait! Is it 7 and a half hours?I am so confused ^_^
You're probably right :D
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Anyways its 01:35pm here xD
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Oh, you are right, it is 7 and a half hours ^_^
At least we have it worked out now :D
Anyways, I am off but I will talk to you again soon.
Goodbye for now :)
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lol ok see you :D
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Byee! :D
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