The location where Dimebag Darrell died
Crime Scene Location in Columbus, Ohio
This is the location where Dimebag Darrell was shot dead.
It is situated at 5055 Sinclair Road in Columbus, Ohio.
On December 8th, 2004, a crazed fan murdered the former Pantera guitarist while he was performing at the Alrosa Villa nightclub.
That night, 25-year-old Nathan Gale rushed onto the stage with a pistol and immediately opened fire on Darrell.
Gale shot Dimebag three times in the head, killing him instantly. He then proceeded to murder three other men before a police officer eventually crept up on him and shot him dead.
Gale was a former Marine who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. In the lead-up to the crime, he exhibited strange behavior and became convinced that Pantera was trying to steal his identity.
Following the shooting, there was a mass outpouring of grief from heavy metal fans, many of whom considered Dimebag to be one of the greatest heavy metal guitarists of all time.
Although the Alrosa Villa nightclub was demolished on December 7th, 2021, it is likely that this lot on Sinclair Road will continue to be a popular pilgrimage site for Pantera fans.
The site no longer exists. However, you can still visit the location.
The nightclub was demolished on December 7th, 2021—one day before the 17th anniversary of Dimebag's death. Currently, there are plans to build an apartment complex at the site.
Dimebag Darrell death location
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
5055 Sinclair Road, Columbus, Ohio, OH 43229, USA
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The lot is at the southern end of Sinclair Road in Columbus. It is roughly 0.3 miles north of Exit 116 on Interstate 71.
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Alrosa Villa nightclub
This Google Street View image of the Alrosa Villa nightclub was taken in September 2021.
At the time, fans of the guitarist had painted "RIP DIME" on one of the boulders near the entrance.
The nightclub announced that it was closing on June 21st, 2021. Six months later, the building was torn down.
YouTube user "Heavy Metal Picker" recorded footage of the building being demolished.
This grainy video recording of the packed event captured Gale walking across the stage with a pistol in his hands.
Several bystanders attempted to restrain him when he opened fire.
Gale was described as a heavy-set loner who was unable to hold down a job. In the months leading up to the incident, he exhibited erratic behavior that isolated him from his friends and family.
In journal entries, he complained that he was unable to hear his own thoughts.
Those who knew him said that he was obsessed with the Pantera album "Vulgar Display of Power".
Four people lost their lives in the Alrosa Villa nightclub shooting.
After murdering Dimebag, Gale shot and killed three other men who attempted to intervene.
Dimebag's head of security, Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson (40), was fatally wounded during a struggle with the gunman.
A Damageplan fan called Nathan Bray (23) was shot dead after he jumped onto the stage and attempted to administer CPR to Dimebag.
Nightclub employee Erin Halk (29) was killed after he tried to run at Gale.
The shooting spree came to an end after a police officer named James D. Niggemeyer crept up on Gale from the side and shot him with a shotgun.
By the summer of 2022, construction of the new apartment building was well underway.
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