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).