Marilyn Manson’s former band member wishes death upon frontman in Facebook post

Stephen Bier posted Manson should "put a bullet in his head"

Former Marilyn Manson keyboardist Stephen Bier has taken to Facebook to express his issues with the vocalist and performer.

Using the social media platform to share his opinions, Bier – formally known by his stage name of Madonna Wayne Gacy – made the comments following the recent deaths of stars such as David Bowie and Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister.

Alternative Nation reports that, in the posts, Bier remarked that Manson – referred to by his real name of Brian Warner – should follow suit. “The best thing he can do to preserve his legacy, is put a bullet in his head and prove his integrity,” he wrote.

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His remark was the latest in a string of Facebook comments, in which he stated: “Apparently, the old cliche that only the good die young is the truth” referring to the recent spate of artist deaths.

“I can’t wait to do: the electric Boogaloo, the Texas two step, the waltz, and an Irish jig on his grave,” he added.

Bier was Marilyn Manson’s keyboardist between 1989–2007, until a row over earnings within the band led to him quitting and suing Manson over the incident.

It was recently revealed that Manson had recorded a cover of David Bowie and Giorgio Moroder’s ‘Cat People’and will also make a guest appearance in supernatural series Salem.