SEPULTURA Guitarist ANDREAS KISSER Mourns His Wife’s Death

GRAF guitarist Andreas Kisser mourns the death of his wife.

Patricia Perissinoto Kisser died Sunday morning (July 3) after a battle with colon cancer. She had just turned 52 the day before.

Andreas and the couple’s three children, GiuliaYohan and Enzoannounced Patricia‘s death in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: “It is with deep sadness that we have to share that Patricia Perissinoto Kisser passed away this morning. She will remain in his memories forever.

“We want to thank all our friends and family for all the support and messages of love.

“We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

In a separate Portuguese language post on his personal InstagramAndreas called Patricia his “best friend and “inspiration” and praised her for facing her illness “head on, with strength and determination”, adding: “My admiration for you is eternal. I’m sure we’ll cross paths again in a dimension beyond this Earth.”

Andreas and Patricia were together for 32 years after they first got together in 1990. They got married in 1994.

late last month, Andreas left GRAF‘s European tour because of what was described at the time as a “family emergency.” He will be temporarily replaced on the road by Jean Patton from fellow São Paulo, Brazil-based heavy metal act PROJECT46

Last September, Andreas revealed during a performance on TRIVIUM front man Matt Heafy‘s “GLHF” podcast that his wife had developed cancer in February 2021. He then said, “She’s going through chemo, like surgery and stuff. She’s doing well; she’s doing well; the treatment is fantastic. But it’s an atomic bomb one after another – pandemic, cancer and all. And regardless of that , we are strong. We are very united, we are growing as a band and as a family, and myself as a person.”

In July 2021, kisser told A&P responds that he stopped drinking alcohol just before the pandemic hit. At the time, he said getting sober was “one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life” and added that it improved his relationships with everyone around him, including his family.

“The stuff I have with my wife and my kids, that I’m never home [when SEPULTURA is in the middle of an album cycle]”I’m always here now,” he said. “It was a difficult time, but we kind of re-created ourselves. We’re a better family now – a much better family now. And that’s very special. And I have to be thankful for that somehow, that I really made the best of something so terrible.”

kisser joined GRAF in 1987 as a replacement for Jairo Guedzkisser‘s first studio outing with GRAF was from the same year “Schizophrenia”an album that showed a marked improvement over 1986 “Morbid Visions” debut not only in the lead guitar department, but also in songwriting and production. kisser‘s main game would play a more prominent role in the following GRAF releases, especially 1989’s “Among the Remains” and from 1991 “Stand up”which serves as the ideal complement to Max Cavalerathe rhythm guitar work. kisser has since taken on virtually all guitar duties knight‘s bitter 1996 split from GRAF and now serves as the band’s main songwriter. Today, kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. are the only remains of GRAFclassic lineup.

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