Manowar have expressed their thanks to their army of fans for their "overwhelming support" after the tragic death of Scott Columbus.
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"We all want to express our sincere thanks to everyone the world over for their overwhelming support. Your many kind words, thoughts and prayers have provided great strength and comfort in these dark hours. We have lost a great soul, a wonderful father, a dear brother and friend. Scott's memory will live on forever in all of us.
"Scott, you will forever be missed, but never forgotten.
"Joey, Eric, Karl, and Donnie, and your Magic Circle Family, your loving children Teresa, Scotty, Anthony and Corey, Kim, Victoria, Kathy and all the rest of your loving family.