J.D. Kimball, the former lead singer of the 1980s heavy metal band, Omen, died on Oct. 3 from cancer. His age was not released.
Omen was formed in 1983 by guitarist Kenny Powell. Kimball signed on as Omen’s lead singer, recorded four albums, then left the band in 1987. He was replaced by Coburn Pharr.
“He was a great writer, one of the true innovators in the early years of power metal. I am extremely proud of the records that we did together, ‘Battle Cry,’ ‘Warning of Danger,’ ‘Nightmares’ and ‘The Curse.’ I hope everyone will remember J.D. for all of his truly great contributions to the world of heavy metal,” Powell said.