Vocalist of thrash metal band Critical Khaos killed by wife in apparent murder-suicide

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Sad news to announce today as Ohio thrash band lead singer Steve Cain Khao reviewdied after a horrific incident that claimed the lives of many of his family members.

By recent the news, Steve was the victim of a triple murder allegedly committed by his own wife, Theresa Cain. Theresa is also believed to have taken the lives of her son Ethan and his father, William, before taking her own life.

It’s unclear what exactly prompted Theresa to commit this tragedy, but authorities report it all happened as she and her family were being evicted from their home after a foreclosure notice and a long series of financial setbacks.

Theresa’s daughter was also shot in the attack and remains in critical condition. A GoFundMe has been created for her here. A GoFundMe to help organize the funeral of Steve and other members of his family is hereAlso.

Prior to Steve’s passing, he and his band Critical Khaos were eager to open for Otep. In his honor, the band found a way to continue playing the show. They explain below:

Hello Chaotic Family.. We hope everyone is doing the best they can today.. So there you have it.. This is something Steve wanted so badly before he was taken from us.. We talked about this show as if it was the opportunity of a lifetime for him and a chance to stand on a stage that he was previously just a fan of and support many bands here on this stage. But now it’s was his turn.. he wanted this more than you will ever know. We are so happy to be able to make this show..

We couldn’t have done this without our brother Robert Smith.. We love you and we know Steve wouldn’t want anyone else to take his place for this show.. we appreciate DARK SOUL for allowing their front man to ‘cheat’ them during a night out 🤟.. I love you guys .. and you know it .. Sherry Hunter Smith we know there are concerns and we understand and appreciate you allowing this and for this to happen with Robert.

So much love to you all. So enough talking… Go ​​ahead… JOIN US… MAY 19th at Madison Theater with OTEP & SEPTEMBER MOURNING and special guest Khao review with our beloved brother Robert at the helm of Chaos. We’ll let you know as soon as we get them.. should have tickets this next Monday.. It’s time to show that the CHAOTIC FAMILY IS STRONG AND DONE SO MUCH.

Our thoughts are with Steve’s bandmates, friends and family. A truly horrific and senseless tragedy. More information below:

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