Heiko Schrepel, who played bass guitar for One Man Army, The Re-Volts and U.S. Bombs, has passed away at the age of 39 yesterday. Not sure what happened but he will be missed! Many of his friends and fans are paying tribute to him on his Facebook page.
Fat Wreck commented about the news:
Yesterday morning, the Punk Rock world lost another one. We are crushed over the loss of our friend Heiko Schrepel from One Man Army and The Revolts. We’ll miss seeing him in his Captain’s Cap, flashing a gold tooth around San Francisco at various venues, bars, and shows. We will think of him fondly playing the last One Man Army show in the middle of the day at a move out party in a beautiful Victorian in the Western Addition. We are thankful that we were able to release a record with him playing on it for the Fat Club 7” series. To understand how much Heiko will be missed by the community, read what his close friend Lisa Brownlee said about him below, and go easy, step lightly, and stay free Heiko.
It is with broken hearts we say goodbye to our dear friend Heiko Schrepel. As we all mourn his passing, it’s important to remember that Heiko was a rebel in every sense of the word. Perhaps to a fault, but he was a true friend to everyone he knew and he will always be remembered for his immeasurable, style, swagger, and kindness. There was never a dull moment around him. Another good one leaves us to go hang out with legends like Arturo Vega, Joe Strummer, Joey Ramone and Tony Sly to name a few. Wherever they all are, you know there is punk rock music, love and laughter, which should help comfort us all. You will be forever missed Heiko, but never forgotten. Enjoy some peace now..you deserve it.
SF Weekly also wrote the most about his passing:
Much-loved Bay Area punk musician, Heiko Shrepel, died yesterday morning at the age of 39. The One Man Army and U.S. Bombs bassist had been on life support in Highland Hospital for a week. The cause of death is not yet known.