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The Untold Truth Of Pentatonix Member – Kirstin Maldonado

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• Kirstin Maldonado is an American singer, mezzo-soprano of Spanish-Italian and Mexican descent.
• She became famous after joining the A cappella band Pentatonix and won three Grammys with them.
• She tried herself as an actress, appearing in the “Pitch Perfect 2” movie and the TV series “Bones”.
• She dated her band mate Avi Kaplan and was engaged to Jeremy Michael Lewis, but their wedding was called-off in 2017.
• As of 2020, Kirstin’s estimated net worth is $8 million.

Kirstin Maldonado is a well-known American singer, who became famous after joining the A cappella band Pentatonix as a mezzo-soprano. Kirstin has been developing her solo career recently, so her fans are looking forward for hearing new singles from her.

Early life and family

Kirstin Taylor Maldonado was born on 16 May 1992, in Fort Worth, Texas USA, so she holds American nationality, and her zodiac sign is Taurus. Kirstin is of Hispanic descent, having a Spanish-Italian mother, Angelica Maldonado, while her father, Michael Cisneros is Mexican. They supported Kirstin’s desire to become a singer, as the young girl demonstrated her singing skills from the age of five, performing songs and gospels at various events and family celebrations.

Her parents divorced when Kirstin was six years old, but in only two years her mother married another man; Kirstin performed at her mom’s wedding ceremony. At the age of eight Kirstin moved to Arlington with her mom and her step-father, but eventually her mother divorced from her second husband, and became a single parent for Kirstin. In a year she started attending vocal classes at Theatre Arlington, and worked hard to develop her acting skills too, participating in school musicals and productions. While at high school, she spent more than three year singing in the Texas All State Choir.

Educational background

Kirstin started her school education at Holy Rosary Catholic School, and then transferred to James Martin High School, located in Arlington.

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Kirstin matriculated in 2010, and then studied for a year in the University of Oklahoma, being a National Hispanic Scholar in term of a full-ride scholarship, majoring in Musical Theatre Performance. However, Kirstin moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue her singing career.

Career

High school endeavors

When Kirstin studied at high school, she met her future band mates – Scott Hoying and Mitchell “Mitch” Grassi, who was also Scott’s best friend, and was one year younger than Kirstin and Scott. The friends formed a trio and started singing at school events. As they felt they were strong enough as a music band, they participated in the local radio competition and became even more popular at school, even though they didn’t win.

They didn’t write their own songs, but were good enough in covering many popular songs. Kirstin had to leave the band to study at college, but soon understood she couldn’t live without the stage, so she dropped out of university and got back to Mitch and Scott.

Pentatonix

At the beginning of 2011, Scott heard of auditions for the third season of the popular NBC music show “The Sing-Off”. He called Kirstin and said she had to be there with them, as Scott and Mitch were already signed for the show. Along with Kevin Olusola, a beatboxer, and Avriel “Avi” Kaplan, a bass, (who were invited to join the band by Ben Bram, the group’s arranger and producer), the aspiring singers formed the A cappella group Pentatonix, and joined “The Sing-Off” show in September 2011, as well as another 15 A cappella bands.

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In December 2011 Pentatonix, were crowned as winners of the show, with a prize of $200,000, and getting a recording contract with Sony Music.

During her career in Pentatonix, Kirstin participated in recording six studio albums, including “PTX, Volume 1” (2012), “PTX, Vol. II” (2013) and “PTX” (2014). The band’s latest album was entitled “PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I”, released in 2018. The band was nominated for multiple awards, winning three Grammys: In 2015 and 2016 the band won in the category Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for their cover of Daft Punk’s song “Get Lucky”, and for their performance of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”. In 2017 they won another Grammy in the category “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” for their cover of “Jolene”, originally performed by Dolly Parton.

Acting career

Kirstin tried herself as an actress, appearing in the “Pitch Perfect 2” movie in May 2015 along with her band Pentatonix. In 2016 she was Liz Dervan in the episode “The Strike in the Chord” of the popular series “Bones”, then landed the role of Lauren in the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”, playing on stage opposite Jake Shears and Wayne Brady in 2018.

Personal life, current boyfriend Ben Hausdorff

Previous relationships

While in high school, Kirstin dated Scott Hoying, who was a secret gay at that time. There is no information if Kirstin knew Scott was gay, but they dated for more than a year, breaking up in 2009. After joining Pentatonix, Kirstin dated her band mate Avi Kaplan, but their relationship was very brief.

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In 2013 Kirstin started dating Jeremy Michael Lewis, another singer; they dated for three years and became engaged on 29 May 2016 while on a trip to Paris. Jeremy bent down on his knee and proposed to Kirstin, later posting the photo of the romantic moment on his Instagram account. The couple were preparing for the wedding ceremony after the engagement party, however, the wedding was called-off, and Kirstin and Jeremy split in October 2017.

A little later the popular YouTuber Lauren Riihimaki – better known as LauirDIY – announced that she’d started a relationship with Jeremy, posting their romantic photos in the swimming pool on her social media profiles. Before Lauren, Jeremy briefly dated another Internet celebrity Gabbie Hanna, so Kirstin’s fans supported her, stating Jeremy was a cloud chaser and didn’t deserve her attention, hanging out with famous girls to raise his own popularity ratings.

Dating Ben Hausdorff

From 2018 Kirstin started dating producer, director and editor Ben Hausdorff, who is famous for working on multiple viral commercials for Schwarzkopf. Ben is a graduate of Ithaca College and the International School of Brussels, Belgium. He started his career as a camera intern, working on the popular TV series “The Birthday Boys” in 2013, starring Jefferson Dutton and Tim Kalpakis. From 2015 he worked on such projects as “Dynamite: Victor Saravia Profile”, the short documentary film “The Kingdom That Crumbled”, and the short film “Spider-Man: The Lost Avenger”. From 2017 he started directing and producing music videos, such as “Love Hates Lust” performed by Slicktor Victor, and “Hit It On 1” by Phlatt and Zairrion.

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By the end of 2018 Ben produced the Pentatonix documentary series “PTXPerience”, also working as their photographer and videographer. In 2019 he directed Kevin Olusola’s music video “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, Rmani’s “Average” music video and another clip by Pentatonix entitled “The Sound Of Silence”. As of 2020, Ben has completed his work on his latest project, “Higher Education: Principles of Gasnier”, a comedy starring Jake Red and Mike Shaffrey, telling the story of Philip Gasnier, a pot dealer and college student, who tried hard to overturn the marijuana legalization. Kirstin and Ben keep on dating, as of June 2020, posting lots of mutual photos on their social media profiles.

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They haven’t announced any updates on an engagement, though their fans keep asking about their future relationship plans in the comments to their romantic photos. The couple, however, keep silent.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Kirstin has been friends with inger/songwriter Mitchell Grassi since she was eight years old. She has three dogs – two Siberian Huskies, Olaf and Pascal (named after her favorite Disney characters – a snowman Olaf from “Frozen”, since her first Husky is all white, as a snowman, and a chameleon Pascal from “Tangled” as her second Husky (with multiple shades of color of his fur) and a Pomeranian named Floof, who has his own Instagram account with almost 30,000 followers.

Kirstin’s own Instagram account is entitled “kirstin (™)”, while “™” stands for her full name, Taylor Maldonado, not “trademark”, as it is usually put.

Kirstin is an avid LGBTQ rights activist; since her participation in “The Sing-Off” she’s supported The Trevor Project, a non-profit US organization working on suicide prevention efforts among the members of LGBTQ community.

Appearance, plastic surgery

Kirstin has naturally long dark brown hair, but adores wearing various wigs of blonde, pink and light blue shades. She has dark brown eyes, but wears glasses due to a light myopia. Kirstin is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, weighs around 123lbs (56kgs), and her vital statistics are 33-23-35.

In her interview with Asian Fusion Girl in 2014, Kirstin stated that she felt uncomfortable with the principles of modern industry making all the girls look perfect, being skinny, having clean skin, etc. However, she underwent some plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures (Kirstin hasn’t revealed the truth about the procedures she underwent in fact) that altered her look completely. Her fans were very disappointed with her decision to change her appearance, as they liked her for being real, “normal” and not perfect, and after the procedures she was hard to recognize. Kirstin had some beauty injections in her lips to make them look bigger and fuller, and is also rumored to have had injections of Botox, and breast surgery.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Kirstin’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million; she is also reported to have an annual income of around $750,000.

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  1. Samantha

    May 19, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    😮

  2. EL Comandante

    June 7, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I’m curious about the underling psychological issues with all the external facing changes (more than 2 tats, lips, etc.) What’s she running from or why the insecurity? Curious about the underlying causes. Sadly, it most likely cost her a long running Disney contract. I feel really sorry for her today. Let’s just say I’m more of a “Ft. Worth” Kirstin fan as opposed to the “LA” Kirstin. “Disappointed” is an understatement. That said, the new Kirstin look could challenge the “Liza Minnelli” look on the drag circuit.

  3. Dp

    December 22, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Beauty is always truly on the inside
    She seems to be a loving and caring person. Nothing but the best. I will continue to enjoy her talent in all it’s iterations.

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From Pizza Delivery to Pop Stardom: The Journey of Mark Foster

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Who is Mark Foster?

American singer-songwriter Mark Derek Foster was born in Milpitas, California USA, on 29 February 1984, making Pisces his zodiac sign. He’s probably known best for being the lead singer of the American Indie pop band Foster the People, while their most popular song is perhaps “Pumped Up Kicks” – the song’s YouTube music video has been watched close to a billion times since it was uploaded on 5 February 2011.

Education and early life

Mark was raised in a small city close to Cleveland, Ohio, by his parents about whom he hasn’t spoken in public, because they prefer to stay away from media; he hasn’t disclosed whether or not he has siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.

Mark became interested in music around the age of eight, when he began playing both the guitar and drums, while he eventually took on the piano and joined the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus. He enrolled at Nordonia High School in 1998 and was a member of several garage bands during his four years there; Mark matriculated in 2002 and then focused on making a name for himself in the music industry, rather than to go after a college degree.

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Mark’s career

Mark was advised by his father in 2002 to move to San Fernando Valley and live there with his uncle, believing that he would have more chances to succeed in music in Los Angeles, California; he later revealed that he had found it hard to adjust to this ‘intimidating city’, claiming that the people who were mentally ill held the most powerful positions in Los Angeles.

He worked various jobs during his first a couple of years there, including waiting tables, bartending and delivering pizzas – he spent eight years working as a pizza delivery boy.

Mark was unlucky with music, and his first real opportunity came in 2005, when he was nearly signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment; in the following year, he sang the song “Breakdown”, recorded for the 2006 teen comedy movie “Stick It”. He then recorded his single “The Ballad of Andy”, and produced several songs for bands The Rondo Brothers and Frodad.

Mark became seriously addicted to drugs in 2007 and 2008, but after realizing the negative impact drugs had on his health and his friends, he entered a rehab program; his friend, American actor and singer Brad Barron Renfro died from a heroin overdose on 15 January 2008, and Mark dedicated his 2009 song “Downtown” to Brad.

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He began working as a commercial jingle writer for Mophonics in 2008, but after suffering from writer’s block realized that he needed a band. The following year saw him release his debut and so far only solo album “Solo Songs”, comprising nine songs; also in 2009, Mark met with Jacob ‘Cubbie’ Fink and Mark Pontius, and they founded Foster the People. The band was meant to be called ‘Foster and the People’, but after Fink and Pontius misunderstood the name, Mark chose to keep it.

Their first song was “Pumped Up Kicks”, which remains their most popular song today; it was released in 2010, and Foster the People then signed a contract with Columbia Records in May of the same year. The song was re-released under Columbia on 14 September 2010, and became a huge hit – it’s amongst only 64 songs which have been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Their debut album “Torches” was released on 23 May 2011; it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and reached #8 on the Billboard 200 chart. Foster the People’s second album “Supermodel” followed on 14 March 2014, and reached #3 on Billboard 200, and their third album “Sacred Hearts Club” was released on 21 July 2017, and its single “Sit Next to Me” was certified double platinum by RIAA.

The band’s debut extended play (EP) “Pick U Up” came out in September 2019, and their second EP “In the Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing” followed in December 2020.

Most recently, in November 2021, Mark was featured on Taylor Swift’s album “Red (Taylor’s Version)”.

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Love life and relationships

Mark prefers to keep his love life away from media, and there’s only one girl whom he’s dated, that his fans know about. He and famous American actress and producer Julia Garner began seeing each other sometime in the mid-2010s; they became engaged in March 2019, and married on 28 December of the same year. Julia’s appeared in 34 TV series and movies, and is probably known best for starring as Ruth Langmore in all the 44 episodes of the critically acclaimed crime thriller series “Ozark”, which aired from 2017 through 2022 and won 24 of its 206 award nominations; for her performance in “Ozark”, Julia won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019, 2020 and 2022.

Mark’s married to Julia Garner as of April 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

To honor his late grandfather who was a boxer, Mark has a tattoo of boxing gloves.

His favorite rock ‘n’ roll band’s The Beach Boys – Foster the People and The Beach Boys performed together at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Mark bought Maurice Bernard’s Hollywood Hills home in 2013, for $2.1 million.

He loves to travel because he feels the need to break free from the special treatment he gets in the US; he’s spent months living in India and Africa, and his travels have influenced his music.

Mark’s favorite actors are Hugh Grant and Russell Crowe, and some of his favorite movies include “Sense and Sensibility”, “Music and Lyrics”, and “Paddington”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Mark’s age is 39. His hair and eyes are brown, he’s 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 155lbs (71kgs).

Mark’s net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million, as of April 2023.

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How Ronnie Radke Overcame Addiction and Found Redemption in Rock

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Who is Ronnie Radke?

Famous American singer-songwriter and record producer Ronald Joseph ‘Ronnie’ Radke was born in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, on 15 December 1983, making Sagittarius his zodiac sign. He’s probably known best for being the former lead singer of the rock ‘n’ roll band Escape the Fate, while he’s today the lead singer of the rock ‘n’ roll band Falling in Reverse.

Education and early life

Ronnie was raised in Las Vegas alongside his brothers Matthew Radke and Anthony James Radke, by their father Russell Radke; their (unnamed) mother was a drug addict and rarely spent any time at home. Ronnie’s brother Anthony died in a car crash in 2013, aged 33.

Ronnie began playing the guitar while attending a local elementary school, and started off by learning Blink-182 songs. He became serious about music while attending a local high school, and founded several bands during his time there; he once ran away from home to play with his friends, and claimed that their band sounded ‘just like Blink-182’. Ronnie spent some time living with his best friend Mitch, prior to spending some time living with his mother.

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He and his band performed a few times at Huntridge and Chain Reaction in Las Vegas, the after they disbanded, he returned home and continued living with his father and brothers. Ronnie enrolled at high school again, but then also dropped out again. At the age of 17, he founded the band True Story together with Max Green, and with them recorded the songs “The Worst Time” and “Listen Up!”, which he had previously written in 1998.

Career as a musician

In 2004, aged 20, Ronnie was suggested to Bryan Mooney who was looking for a vocalist for his band; he was impressed with Ronnie’s skills, and after Robert Ortiz was selected as their drummer, they founded Escape the Fate; not long after this, Omar Espinosa became their rhythm guitarist, and Carson Allen their keyboardist.

The year 2006 saw Escape the Fate record the demo “Escape the Fate EP” and sign with Epitaph Records; on 26 September of the same year, they released their debut album “Dying Is Your Latest Fashion”.

Ronnie was already on probation when he was arrested in 2008 for owning brass knuckles, and was sentenced to spend 2.5 years behind bars, and was thus kicked out of Escape the Fate and replaced by Craig Mabbitt. Ronnie and Craig entered a feud while he was in jail, as Craig often insulted Ronnie during Escape the Fate’s live performances, while Ronnie responded on social media networks; Craig then began dating Ronnie’s former girlfriend – hostilities only ended in 2014, when Escape the Fate and Ronnie’s new band both headlined the Bury the Hatchet tour.

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Ronnie began writing new music while incarcerated in High Desert State Prison, and together with Nason Schoeffier founded Falling in Reverse; the first idea for the band’s name was From Behind These Walls. Ronnie was released in December 2010, and in the same month released the Falling in Reverse’s debut single “Raised by Wolves”. on 26 June 2011, they signed a contract with Epitaph Records, and released their debut album “The Drug in Me Is You”. Their second album “Fashionably Late” came out on 18 June 2013, and both albums reached the top 20 on US Billboard charts; the band’s third album “Just Like You” was released on 17 February 2015, and their fourth and most recent album “Coming Home” came out on 7 April 2017. They revealed on 5 January 2022 that they were working on their upcoming extended play (EP) “Neon Zombie”.

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Since May 2013, Ronnie’s also been working on his solo career. He launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 31 May 2013, and on the same day released his single “Fair-Weather Fans”, and a day later, he released his second song “What Up Earth?” The first single “Blacklist” from his to-be-released mixtape was uploaded onto his YouTube channel on 5 July 2013, but the mixtape hasn’t been released to this day. Ronnie then feuded with the band I See Stars and the record label Sumerian Records, releasing the diss track “I Wash Cars”; the founder of Sumerian Records Ash Avildsen responded with his own diss track “When Ronnie Met Sally”, but the feud has since been resolved.

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Love life and relationships

Ronnie hasn’t disclosed many details about his love life, but there are two women whom he’s been with, that his fans know about. He began dating American model Crissy Henderson in 2010, and they have a daughter together; the two became engaged in 2012, but broke up in the following year because of Ronnie’s inability to be faithful.

Since 2018, he’s been in a relationship with famous British professional wrestler Saraya Jade Bevis, aka Saraya; she’s probably known best for the time which she spent in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under ring name Paige. There are rumors circulating the internet today, claiming that Ronnie and Saraya have married, but these haven’t been confirmed.

Ronnie’s in a long-term relationship with Saraya Jade Bevis as of April 2023, he hasn’t married and has a daughter with former girlfriend Crissy Henderson.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Ronnie’s denounced religion because of how it treats the LGBT community, stating that he found hypocrisy in the fact that Christianity once condemned gay people, and is now all of a sudden accepting them.

He’s co-written his memoir “I Can Explain” with American journalist Ryan J. Downey, and it was published in 2023.

Ronnie’s followed by more than 1.2 million people on Instagram, but has posted only 14 pictures onto the network. His band’s YouTube channel “Falling In Reverse” today numbers nearly 700,000 subscribers, while all of their 130 videos combined have been watched close to 250 million times.

Ronnie’s favorite Hollywood actor is Vin Diesel, while some of his favorite movies include “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”, “The Fast and the Furious” and “The Pacifier”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Ronnie’s age is 39. He has brown eyes and black hair, is 6ft (1.85m) tall and weighs around 175lbs (79kgs).

Ronnie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of April 2023.

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About Peter Steele: A Tragic Tale of Fame, Addiction and Death

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Who was Peter Steele?

The late American singer-songwriter Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk – known better by his professional name Peter Steele – was born in New York City, USA, on 4 January 1962, meaning that Capricorn was his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps remembered best for having been the lead vocalist and bassist of the gothic metal band Type O Negative, while he had previously been a founding member of the trash metal band Carnivore and the heavy metal band Fallout.

Education and early life

Peter was raised in New York City alongside his five older sisters, by their Catholic parents; his mother was a housewife and passed away aged 83 in 2005, and his father was a World War II veteran and died in 1995, aged 74.

Peter was 12 when he began playing the guitar, and 13 when he took on the bass guitar; although left-handed, he played bass as if he were right-handed. This happened because he was to be kicked from one of his first bands Aggression unless he switched from rhythm to bass guitar; left-handed bass guitars were expensive at that time, so Peter learned to play the right-handed bass.

He studied at a local high school in New York City, and upon matriculating in 1980 began working for the New Yok City’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Peter’s career

Peter’s music career was officially launched in 1979, when he formed the band Fallout; they disbanded in 1982, and he then formed Carnivore. He attracted quite a lot of attention while performing with Carnivore, mostly with his songs which dealt with misogyny, war and religion; their debut album “Carnivore” came out in 1985, and was followed by their second album “Retaliation” in 1986. Carnivore disbanded in 1988.

Peter and his childhood friends Sal Abruscato, Kenny Hickey and Josh Silver founded their band Type O Negative in 1989; its original name was ‘Repulsion’, but was changed in 1990 because of the grindcore band with the same name. Peter wanted the band’s second name to be Subzero, but after he learned that the name was taken, he went along with Type O Negative; the band was then signed to Roadrunner Records.

Their first album “Slow, Deep and Hard” came out in 1991, and the band toured Europe to support it; their second album “The Origin of the Feces” was released in 1992. They became famous after their third album, “Bloody Kisses” came out in 1993, mostly about death, sex and love; it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and made Type O Negative one of the most popular gothic metal bands in the US.

The band’s fourth album “October Rust” came out in 1996, and was certified Gold by RIAA. Peter was dealing with personal issues during the making of Type O Negative’s fifth album “World Coming down”, released in 1999, thus its themes of drug addiction and death.

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The band’s sixth album “Life Is Killing Me” followed on 17 June 2003, and the year 2005 saw Type O Negative leave Roadrunner Records and sign with SPV Records. They performed at the 2006 Wacken Open Air Festival, and the following year saw the release of their seventh and final album “Dead Again”.

Other work

Peter posed nude for a 1995 issue of the magazine “Playgirl”, and was disappointed about doing it after learning that only about 20 percent of its readers were female.

He made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, including “The Howard Stern Show”, “The Jerry Springer Show” and “Ricki Lake”, while he was also a bit of an actor, having appeared in a 2003 episode of the series “Oz” and the 2003 movie “Dirtbags (Armpit of Metal)”. Peter also appeared in the 2005 movie “Bad Acid”, and was featured in the 2011 documentary movie “Living the American Nightmare”.

Death

Peter gave an interview not long before his death, revealing that his drug addiction had caused his health to decline.

He was 48 when he died on 14 April 2010, from sepsis caused by diverticulitis. The members of the band Type O Negative chose to disband rather than to find someone to replace Peter, claiming that they had no interest in continuing with Peter gone,. stating that ‘Type O Negative died with Peter’.

Many bands paid tribute to Peter by releasing songs about him, including the band Necrophagia with song “Trick R. Treat (The Last Halloween)” and the band Lacuna Soil with “My Spirit”, while Biohazard dedicated their entire 2012 album “Reborn in Defiance” to Peter.

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Love life and relationships

Many of Peter’s songs were about his unsuccessful relationships, as well as about his unsuccessful marriage.

He married non-celebrity American Donna White in 1984, and she often travelled with Type O Negative during their tours; it’s believed that the two had been together for two years prior to exchanging vows, but they divorced in the same year.

Peter was also once in a relationship with Mardie Sheiken, a non-celebrity American woman, but no details about her have been disclosed.

Peter was single at the time of his death, was once married to Donna White and didn’t have children.

Interesting facts and mental health issues

Peter disappeared from media in 2005, and rumors about his death began circulating the internet; he returned in 2006 and revealed that he had spent some time at Kings County Hospital’s psychiatric ward, as his drug addiction had led him to develop paranoia. He stated that he was suffering from bipolar disorder and was often depressed, and had switched from being an atheist to being Roman Catholic in 2007; it’s also widely known that Peter had tried to commit suicide by cutting his wrists on 15 October 1989.

Despite his ‘menacing stage appearance’, Peter was described as a ‘friendly, funny and generous man’ by his friends and colleagues, while famous British musician Anthony Frank Iommi of the no longer active British rock ‘n’ roll band Black Sabbath described him as a ‘tall, big and very, very nice guy’.

Some of Peter’s favorite hobbies were lifting weights, reading books about science, and customizing his 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix car.

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Appearance and wealth

Peter had brown eyes and black hair, was 6ft 8ins (2.03m) tall and weighed around 245lbs (110kgs).

His net worth, at the time of his passing, was estimated at over $1 million.

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