According the Associated Press, Pero was touring with his other band, Adrenaline Mob, when was found unresponsive by his bandmates on their tour bus. He was pronounced dead at a hospital in Poughkeepsie at about 11 a.m., AP reported.
The band announced the sad news on their Facebook page Friday afternoon. “The members of Twisted Sister are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero,” the post reads. “The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time.”
In 1982 he joined Twisted Sister, recording six studio albums and took part in four world tours. Some of the band’s most famous songs include “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It,”. You will be missed dearly A.J. Pero, RIP.