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Avenged Sevenfold Fan Matt McQuinn Victim Of Colorado Tragedy.
August 6, 2012, 10:28 am
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, Fans, News

As we learn more information about the victims of the July 20th shooting in Aurora, CO at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” it has come to my attention that victim Matt McQuinn, killed while protecting his girlfriend and her brother, was a big Avenged Sevenfold fan. The band has posted the following note on their Facebook regarding the news:

The July 20 shooting in Aurora, CO has had a ripple effect around the world as well as within the A7X community. One of the victims, Matt McQuinn, was a fan of Avenged Sevenfold. He was killed trying to protect his girlfriend and her brother. We consider him, just like we consider all of you, a part of our family. Our hearts go out to everyone who knew and loved Matt, and to all of the rest of the victims of this horrible tragedy.

A fund has been set up by friends of Matt’s parents to cover his final expenses:

A CNN iReport on Matt written by MariahLeeP delves a bit deeper into his love for the band:

MariahLeeP expresses that Matt will be missed by many, but his memory will be kept alive by all that knew and loved him. When she reflects on her friendship with him, she recalls that they were always laughing. “This kid was hilarious. We shared a love of the band Avenged Sevenfold, I remember one night he called me at like one in the morning to tell me there was a special on them on TV and I was so mad when he woke me up. We ended up on the phone for an hour watching them perform and interview. He was a huge fan of Avenged Sevenfold, their song “Seize the Day” is exactly how he lived his life and exactly how he went.


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So sad. Rest in peace Matt and all other victims of this horrible, senseless tragedy. <3

Comment by Lindsey

I’m so sorry to hear dats.”RIP MATT MCQUINN”

Comment by nala_gates

I would donate if I was able to. However, I will deffinately be thinking of Matt’s family, as well as the families of the other victims of this horrible tragedy.

Comment by Lisa K

Thats so sad

Comment by Michelle

Jimmy gave him a big hug when he got to heaven

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Comment by Anonymous

So sad to hear this. My love goes out to their families….

Comment by Georgie Day

Once family, always family. Rest in peace, Matt.

Comment by CJ

RIP Matt McQuinn. As always our guys are class acts for posting that about him on their page.

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Comment by Anonymous

Very sad. Hearing that he died protecting those he loved just pulls at the old heart strings. I think he should be A7X Super Fan-what an inspiration!!!

Comment by Anne Stenslien

So sad. :( Rest in peace Matt McQuinn.

Comment by JaCaria

I wish I had known about this before the fundraiser thoughts & prayers go out to Matt & the other victims lost in this tragedy.RIP

Comment by Forever Avenged

Rest in peace, Matt, and everyone who lost their life that day.

Comment by Loghen

Why is this world so unfair? Why go and kill innocent people that have nothing to do with you and be happy for it?
I salute Matt McQuinn because of his braveness to protect the one he loves and her brother, and my condolences to him and the other people who met their end at that senseless tragedy.
Rest In Peace.

Comment by Panos Vave

RIP Matt<3 It takes a lot of courage to do what you did and I can't even explain how much I respect you for that. I bet you and Jimmy are having tons of fun together in heaven. The entire A7X family loves you and will remember you and your bravery. RIP<3

Comment by Ciera

Rest in peace Matt <3

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