Dimebag Darrell

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Darrell Lance Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004), also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. He is considered to be one of the driving forces behind groove metal.

Abbott was shot and killed by a gunman while on stage during a performance with Damageplan on December 8, 2004, at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. He ranked No. 92 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists and No. 1 in the UK magazine, Metal Hammer.




Birth Name

Darrell Lance Abbott


Guitar, vocals, bass, drums


United States

Years active


Date Born

Saturday, August 20, 1966

City Born

Ennis, Texas, US

Date Died

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

City Died

Columbus, Ohio, US


38 (at time of death)

Born 54 years ago.

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