Heavy metal legend dies in motorbike accident with deer
THE rider of a motorcycle who was killed in a collision near Cirencester at the weekend has been reported to be the bass player of popular Gloucestershire rock band Dealer.
Police reported that a 52-year-old man, from Cirencester, had probably collided with a deer while riding a black Aprilia motorcycle on the B4425 at about 7.50pm on Saturday evening. The accident happened near the junction of Welsh Way and Hay Lane near Bibury.
It has been reported that the deceased was Pete Gentil, 52, who was the bass player for the heavy rock band Dealer, based in Cirencester.
Dealer released their first single, Better Things to Do in 1983 and over the years have put out six albums, supporting acts like Motorhead and Gary Moore.
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After breaking up in the mid-80s the group got back together in 2010 for a reunion concert.
In 2011 the group embarked on an eight concert tour of Russia, playing gigs from St Petersburg to Cheboksary.