Paul Raven - Rest In Peace 1961 - 2007Saturday, October 20, 2007 - The 13th Planet family is saddened to confirm the devastating news of the sudden and unexpected death of Ministry's bassist, Paul Raven. Raven was working with French recording artists Treponem Pal on their new collaboration with Ted Parsons (ex-Prong/ex-Killing Joke/Jesu) and members of The Young Gods in a small village on the French/Swiss border. Initial reports indicate Raven's passing was the result of a heart attack. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Raven's family and friends around the world. His love of life, artistic creations and joyful laughter touched and moved all of us deeply. The loss of this extraordinary artist, unique individual and loyal friend will be felt by many. The impact of his talents will be remembered forever but his contribution to the lives of everyone who knew him is his greatest legacy.
As I sit here updating my playlist and reviewing music I decided to take a break and just relax and listen to some Ministry and pay tribute to a great musician, so Raven I raise my glass and salute you with " Frontera" Caremenere , I was truly looking forward to seeing you on the Last Ministry Tour in early 2008...................................The Splinkster Thanks You for your musical Bliss and happiness you have brought us