Death Of Butch Trucks Reported As Suicide -
Butch Trucks

Death Of Butch Trucks Reported As Suicide

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on January 27, 2017

in News

Reports have emerged on Thursday afternoon the the Butch Trucks’ cause of death was suicide.

The Daily Mail in the U.K. made the first report, saying that they had received police records showing that Trucks had shot himself in front of his wife of 25 years.

A portion of the records were a transcript of a 911 call made at 6:02 PM on Tuesday from a woman described as “hysterical” stating that her husband Claude had shot himself. Claude was Butch’s given name.

Among the other revelations from the 911 transcript was that Trucks’ wife had witnessed the shooting and that she and an adult son were waiting when police arrived. They also indicate that Butch was breathing but passed away while police tried to take care of him.

The Daily Mail also reported that Trucks has been having financial problems for a number of years including actions by the IRS.

Police have not said more than that they responded to a call from Trucks’ home where he was found dead, that no foul play was suspected and that they were still investigating the case.

For support and information about suicide prevention, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

Related Posts

Brian May of Queen performs at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 2 March 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brian May Releases Complete Star Fleet Sessions

When Queen took a break in 1983, Brian May went into the studio with Edward Van Halen (guitar), Alan Gratzer (drums), Phil Chen (bass) and Fred Mandel (keyboards) and recorded his solo ‘Star Fleet’.

3 hours ago
Don Powell
When Slade and The Knack Merge – Don Powell Covers My Sharona

Slade’s Don Powell has recorded a cover of The Knack’s classic ‘My Sharona’.

6 hours ago
Billy Joel at the MCG 10 December 2022 photo by Bron Robinson 3
Billy Joel To End Madison Square Garden Residency

Billy Joel will bring his Madison Square Garden residency to an end in July 2024.

8 hours ago
Brian May’s Queen 3D Exhibition To Open In England

A new exhibition capturing the history of Queen through Brian May's own stereoscopic (3-D) camera lenses and sharing images that have never been exhibited before.

2 days ago
Walter Trout
Walter Trout To Return To Australia In 2024

Bluesman Walter Trout will return to Australia in 2024 for a national tour.

2 days ago
Queen + Adam Lambert, Melbourne 2014. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Adam Lambert Says Queen Has More To Come

Adam Lambert doesn't believe his journey with Queen is over yet.

3 days ago
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyonce Honors Tina Turner At Concert

Beyoncé paid homage to late singer Tina Turner by performing River Deep, Mountain High during her concert in London on Monday.

3 days ago