Drum Legend Remo Belli Dies at 88

CEO and founder of Remo, Inc., Remo Belli passed away Monday afternoon, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. The legendary drum maker started his company in 1957 and invented the first synthetic Mylar drum heads.

“He passed away in the middle of the day yesterday,” Remo, Inc. President Brock Kaericher said to the SCVS. “It was kind of shocking to everyone. He touched a lot of people all around the world. Phones were ringing off the hook.”

This story is breaking and we will bring you more updates as they become available. Halftime Magazine expresses our condolences to the Belli family and everyone at Remo, Inc.

Photo of Remo Belli (right), with Craigie Zildjian at a recent awards ceremony, courtesy of Remo, Inc. 

Source: Santa Clarita Valley Signal

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Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.

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