Former THE OBSESSED, PENTAGRAM Rocker VANCE BOCKIS Dead At 50

According to WTOP, D.C. punk rocker Vance Bockis, member of local punk and metal bands THE OBSESSED, THE FACTORY, 9353, and PENTAGRAM, died Saturday at age 50.

Bockis, a popular fixture in the scene, had rotator cuff surgery Thursday and died at the Fairfax County home he shared with his wife Linda Leisz Bockis, apparently of a blood clot.

Vance was clean and sober for almost six and a half years,” Leisz Bockis told WTOP. “He was so thrilled with his life being sober,” she added.

Bockis‘s musical career and recovery was the subject of a 2010 documentary, “Shift”.

“I should be dead or I should be in prison,” Bockis said in the film.

A service for Bockis will be held Thursday, September 13 at 6 p.m. at Fairfax County Memorial Funeral Home (9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax).

 

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