Remo Belli, founder and CEO of drumhead manufacturer Remo Inc, died aged 88 on Monday 25th Apr due to pneumonia.
Remo Inc stated: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Remo D Belli, our beloved founder and leader. An innovator, pioneer and icon of the world of percussion, he was an inspiration to us all for breaking new ground and making a difference in the world.
"Remo was a visionary. In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic drumhead which forever changed the sound of music of all genres."
Tributes have been made throughout the music industry:
2016 just won't quit. R.I.P. Remo belli. Ain't nothing on my drums ever but crowns— aaron gillespie (@aaronrgillespie) April 27, 2016
Our hearts and thoughts are with our friends at Remo on the passing of their great leader, Remo Belli. The music industry has lost a true giant, with an incomparable commitment to drummers everywhere. Remo was a longtime friend to the Zildjian Company and will be deeply missed by those who knew him for so many years. Rest in peace, your legacy will remain with the many drum beats being played on your incredible instruments. #teamRemo #ZildjianFamily
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