The sad news of his passing was confirmed on the group’s websites, but no other details as to the cause of Teeter’s death has been released.
Twisted Sister issued a statement, saying, “Twisted Sister is saddened to note the passing of drummer Richie Teeter. Richie was a member of The Dictators with Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza and later played drums for Twisted Sister from December 1980 until April 1981. Our thoughts and prayers are with Richie’s family at this time.”
The Dictators also wrote, “Sad news to report on the passing of the former Dictators drummer. Rest in peace, brother.”
Here’s Teeter playing with The Dictators:
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