Sheffield drummer found dead at home

Alexis Gotts and Rob Graham on stage
Alexis Gotts and Rob Graham on stage
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The drummer of Sheffield band Wet Nuns has been found dead.

Alexis Gotts, aged 32, was half of the Sheffield blue-rock band, which formed in 2009 before splitting last year.

He was found dead in his home on Oakbrook Road, Nether Green, last week.

An inquest into his death has been opened.

Bandmate and frontman Rob Graham announced the death of the drummer, also know as Leki, on Facebook, claiming he killed himself.

He wrote: “It’s with a deep sadness and a heavy heart that I try to find the words to express the deep sense of grief that I feel as I come to terms with the loss of my friend, bandmate and brother Leki.

“It’s only really the sense of duty to you all as fans of our band that I wrote this now as I think it will take a good while to really understand what has happened.

“Leki took his own life as an end to a long and terribly difficult battle. We had our difficulties personally, but it’s important that you all know that the last few times we spent together that we were back on good terms. And all was at peace.

“I miss him. I don’t think I will ever stop missing him.”

Gotts recently joined new band Baba Naga after Wet Nuns split following the release of an album last October.

When Wet Nuns split the bandmates issued a statement claiming they never thought they would ‘do much more than play a couple of pubs in and around Sheffield’.

Fans have posted tributes on Facebook.

Dominic Stockton wrote: “Sad times... Respect for the music he gave us, thoughts to all friends and family.”

Sam Warren added: “ Such sad news, the loss of one of the most talented drummers I’ve had the pleasure to see play.”