Founding Member of D Generation, Howie Pyro Dead at 61


Howie Pyro Dead at 61

Howie Pyro, a founding member of New York City punk band D Generation, pioneering party DJ, and avid collector of music and movie ephemera, died Wednesday.

He was 61.

Howie Pyro Dead at 61

The punk-rocker was an integral yet unassuming fixture of New York’s Lower East Side scene for decades before moving to L.A. and becoming a popular party DJ

Pyro had undergone a liver transplant last year and was recovering in a Los Angeles hospital.

Jesse Malin, Pyro’s friend and bandmate in D Generation, confirmed his death from Covid-related pneumonia following a long battle with liver disease.

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