Eric Carr – Gravesite
Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, 5468 Route 9W, Newburgh, New York.
Born Paul Charles Caravello, Eric Carr replaced original KISS drummer, Peter Criss, in 1980. He played on two “makeup” era albums and was given the makeup persona of The Fox. Carr would also appear on seven non-makeup albums with the group. Carr was a fan favorite, perhaps because he always seemed like a fan himself who got to play in the band of his dreams. In February of 1991, the drummer began feeling ill and discovered he had an extremely rare type of cancer, heart cancer. He underwent several operations to remove tumors in his right atrium and lungs. His last public appearance with KISS was at the MTV Video Music Awards in September, 1991. Soon after, he suffered an aneurysm and later a brain hemorrhage and never regained consciousness. He died on November 24, 1991, coincidently, the same day as Queen’s Freddie Mercury. Drummer, Eric Singer, would be recruited to replace Carr.