Wonderboom drummer Garth McLeod dies

2013-03-15 12:33
Cape Town – Wonderboom and Sugardrive drummer Garth McLeod has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Gauteng, reports Rolling Stone.

Wonderboom frontman Cito told Rolling Stone magazine that the accident happened on Friday morning.

No further details are available at this time.

Tributes and messages of condolences to McLeod and his family have been pouring in on Facebook and Twitter.

Former Van Coke Kartel drummer Justin Kruger wrote: "I am absolutely devastated by the news of the very tragic passing of the most incredible friend and person known to man Garth McLeod!!!! You are the last person that deserves to be taken away from us! Rest in Peace Boytjie!"

"A truly sad loss for SA music. R.I.P Garth McLeod - legend human and incredible drummer for Sugardrive, Wonderboom. Condolences to all," Just Jinjer tweeted.

Another friend said: "What a terrible tragedy. RIP Garth. Condolences to Anne-Mari, Garth's family and his friends."

McLeod is survived by his wife Anne-Mari.


  • Amy Patterson - 2013-03-15 13:19

    I remember when Garth lived next door to us and the daily drumming that we listened to. Also the purple wall with a large drawing of Gary Neumann in his bedroom. RIP Garth

  • PointBlank - 2013-03-15 14:28

    Shattered! Met Garth once, what an awesome chap. Huge loss to SA music :(

  • mable.jacobs.90 - 2013-03-15 15:50

    Ag Nee...RIP McLeod

  • Nicky Charlton - 2013-03-15 16:08

    RIP Garth, may you fly high on the clouds with music under your wings! You will be missed and South African Music has lost a great talent.. Hamba Kahle...

  • Jo Iverson - 2013-03-15 20:17

    that is just the saddest news ever. whAt an amazing personality he was....Marshal Music and SA music have lost a real gem. condolences to Garth's wife and to the team at M.M... just wont be the same going in to the shop x

  • Justin Simpson - 2013-03-15 22:41

    Rest in peace Garth. To his Wife, may you find the strength you need in this difficult time.

  • Geraldine Daphne Lamashtu - 2013-03-15 23:39

    He was an amazing character and artist.

  • Jacqueline Fernandes - 2013-03-16 13:10

    South Africa have lost one of our best.R.I.P Garth

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