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Entertainment Misfits drummer Joey Image dies aged 63 following a battle with liver cancer after raising money for transplant

12:30  03 june  2020
12:30  03 june  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The page read: ' Joey was diagnosed with liver cancer . He's seeking treatment at the University of Miami, and is possibly a candidate for liver transplant '. The punk rock musician was born Joey Poole in New Jersey in 1957 and joined The Misfits in November 1978, leaving the group in December 1979.

Misfits drummer Joey Image dies aged 63 following a battle with liver cancer after raising money for transplant Has suffered with liver cancer since 2016. Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco helps a shop owner in Hollywood as he boards up before another night of looting that included a Starbucks.

Misfits drummer Joey Image has died at the age of 63 following  a battle with liver cancer.

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The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, however Image had been suffering with liver cancer since 2016.

His death was first reported by the Facebook page The New York Hardcore Chronicles after they posted: 'Joey Image of The Misfits dead at 63. Rest In Peace'.

Reacting to his death, the Misfits tweeted: 'RIP Joey Image, March 5, 1957 - June 1, 2020. Misfits drummer 78 - 79. Appears on the Misfits classic 'Horror Business' & 'Night of the Living Dead' 7-inches.'

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Misfits drummer Joey Image dies aged 63 following a battle with liver cancer after raising money for transplant Has suffered with liver cancer since 2016. Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco helps a shop owner in Hollywood as he boards up before another night of looting that included a Starbucks.

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They accompanied the post with a picture of the drummer, writing: 'Seen here on drums with the Misfits live at Irving Plaza Halloween night 1979 in NYC.'

A GoFundMe page had been set up to help Image pay for his medical expenses, with the goal set at $25,000 (£19,926).

The page read: 'Last year, Joey was diagnosed with liver cancer. He's seeking treatment at the University of Miami, and is possibly a candidate for liver transplant, but these procedures are incredibly expensive and often have devastating side effects.

a person sitting on a table: Health: The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, however Image had been suffering with liver cancer since 2016 © Provided by Daily Mail Health: The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, however Image had been suffering with liver cancer since 2016 a screenshot of a cell phone: Tribute: Reacting to his death, Misfits tweeted: 'RIP Joey Image, March 5, 1957 - June 1, 2020. Misfits drummer 78 - 79' © Provided by Daily Mail Tribute: Reacting to his death, Misfits tweeted: 'RIP Joey Image, March 5, 1957 - June 1, 2020. Misfits drummer 78 - 79'

'Joey is currently driving for a living, but is uncertain whether or not he'll be able to continue this line of work once his treatment begins.

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With this campaign, we're hoping to raise funds to cover his medical expenses, and a portion of his living costs, including rent, food, and transportation.

'It's not often we are able to give back to the artists who've shaped our lives, but this is an opportunity to help someone truly in need. 

'If you've ever listened to Misfits records on repeat, or met a friend/spouse at a horror punk show, or were inspired to start your own band because of 'Horror Business' – please consider even a small donation. Everything helps.'

a man standing in a room: Treatment: A GoFundMe page had been set up to help Image pay for his medical expenses, with the goal set at $25,000 (£19,926) © Provided by Daily Mail Treatment: A GoFundMe page had been set up to help Image pay for his medical expenses, with the goal set at $25,000 (£19,926)

The punk rock musician was born Joey Poole in New Jersey in 1957 and joined The Misfits in November 1978. 

He left the band in December 1979 after their ill-fated tour of England with the Damned and later worked with a number of other bands. 

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Misfits drummer Joey Image dies aged 63 following a battle with liver cancer after raising money for transplant Has suffered with liver cancer since 2016. Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco helps a shop owner in Hollywood as he boards up before another night of looting that included a Starbucks.

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After playing only two shows on the Misfits tour, Image spoke about leaving the band in an interview with the Miami New Times. 

He said: 'Jerry [Only] and Glenn [Danzig], they really didn’t care about anybody else but themselves. ‘I couldn’t take it. I got a round-trip ticket and I went back to New York.' 

a man wearing a hat: History: The punk rock musician was born Joey Poole in New Jersey in 1957 and joined The Misfits in November 1978 © Provided by Daily Mail History: The punk rock musician was born Joey Poole in New Jersey in 1957 and joined The Misfits in November 1978

Recalling his recruitment to the group, Image said: 'They see me playing, and they’re like, "Hey, you think you maybe wanna join our band?" 

'So I took their tape and learned it, and two weeks later I was playing [Max’s Kansas City, the legendary New York punk club]. I was in the band. That’s how quick it all happened. I was just in the right spot, basically. Plus, I did kick a*s.'  

Image spent the majority of his life living in New York City and later moved to Florida. 

There was an outpouring of love for the musician on social media following the news of his death.

Misfits drummer Joey Image dies aged 63 following a battle with liver cancer after raising money for transplant

  Misfits drummer Joey Image dies aged 63 following a battle with liver cancer after raising money for transplant The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, however Image had been suffering with liver cancer since 2016. His death was first reported by the Facebook page The New York Hardcore Chronicles after they posted: 'Joey Image of The Misfits dead at 63. Rest In Peace'.Reacting to his death, the Misfits tweeted: 'RIP Joey Image, March 5, 1957 - June 1, 2020. Misfits drummer 78 - 79. Appears on the Misfits classic 'Horror Business' & 'Night of the Living Dead' 7-inches.

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Misfits drummer Joey Image dies aged 63 following a battle with liver cancer after raising money for transplant Has suffered with liver cancer since 2016. Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco helps a shop owner in Hollywood as he boards up before another night of looting that included a Starbucks.

One fan wrote: 'He was a great guy', while another said to the band: 'Very sorry for your loss brothers'. 

Another wrote: 'News bring reported that former Misfits drummer Joey Image has passed away this morning following a long battle with liver cancer.

'A lovely guy who always had time for his hands on Facebook. Very sad news #ripjoeyimage'. 

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Career: Joey left Misfits in December 1979 after the band's ill-fated tour of England with the Damned and later worked with a number of other bands © Provided by Daily Mail Career: Joey left Misfits in December 1979 after the band's ill-fated tour of England with the Damned and later worked with a number of other bands

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