Rest in Peace Anthony James Radke, older brother of Ronnie Radke

Posted: August 11, 2013 in Breaking News
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Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke has suffered the tragic loss of his older brother Anthony James Radke who died in an accident on the morning of August 10, 2013.  Anthony was an avid motorcycle rider and a proud member of Nemesis MC.  Anthony leaves behind his devoted wife Amanda and their five children. Ronnie posted on his Instagram an adorable childhood picture of himself and his brother and the following caption:

“The people I took for granted are gone. My brother died today. I knew one day he would cause of how crazy of a driver he was. The only family I have is my father and him, and now he is gone. he left 5 children and a wife behind. what the hell am I supposed to do now?”


Another post included another photo and the caption:

“Anthony James Radke was my my brothers name, he was 4 years older than me and always protected me. I followed him everywhere and copied everything he did. I am so heartbroken. it doesn’t even seem real.”


Ronnnie has had to deal with so many challenges in the past couple years and through it all has maintained his sobriety, has a beautiful healthy daughter with his fiance Crissy Henderson and continued to grow into a caring wonderful person. In addition to the so called “haters” out there who tend to just focus on the negatives ( no matter how long ago in the past) and just try to bring Ronnie down. He has shown a mature attitude with dealing with them and not engaging them through their hate posts/notes, etc.

I hope we can all send Ronnie and his father our prayers and deepest condolences in this tragic time.  Also, let’s all make sure to tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Maybe reach out and make that call to your brother, sister, old friend, parents and say those things that have been left unsaid.  Let people know how much you do care and just reach out to them.  Here is another Tweet that Ronnie made as he shares a song he had written in 2005 titled “The Day I Left the Womb” from his Escape the Fate days:


Here is the link to the song  to listen to:

Please everyone show your support to Ronnie and his family. Especially pray for Amanda and her children as they are dealing with this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them.

~ Peace, Marisol


Anthony James Radke
Aprl 24, 1980 to August 10, 2013

You can also help Amanda and their kids by donating to the Anthony Radke (AJ) Memorial Fund. Any amount can help so please donate and share this link.  Services will be  held August 17th in Ramona, Kansas for family and close personal friends.  In addition to GiveForward, donations can be made to the Anthony Radke Children’s Education; and they may be sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.   Please, let’s join together and help this family as they struggle with an unimaginable loss.  Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends.

Anthony with Ronnie

Anthony with Ronnie

  1. Kate Delabar says:

    Thoughts and prayers and much love to Ronnie and all of his family. I lost my brother in a horrible car accident 25 yrs ago this week. I know your pain all so well. Take care of each other. Love Kate and Skylar

  2. anonymous kansan says:

    He died in a car accident in the middle of the night after his vehicle hit a horse.

    • Jordynn L says:

      I’m really late I know but no it wasn’t the middle of the night. He was carpooling to work in the morning with my uncle and it was super foggy and then they hit a horse.

  3. Angela Joplin says:

    My heart is heavy for the family of Anthony’s. May God bless each and every one of you and help you through this difficult time. Much love, Angie

  4. unknown says:

    he died in a car accident on his way to work in the morning retard

  5. Scarlett La Rouxx says:

    I really hate motorcycles… First Mitch, now Anthony? Please, no one else die. ;-;

  6. Morgan says:

    I know a some one who crashed his motercycle because some old ladie pulled out in front of him and he nearly died and I don’t know why but he always says sorry to that women who nearly killed him

  7. Omg I hate that word but it’s shorter Ronnie is so adorable wit his bro! <3

  8. That was something to never should have passed. How is possible?? He had a family! I just wanna cry. RIP.

  9. im so sorry for your loss

  10. alanna horton says:

    I have followed Ronnie in every single thing he has done since E.T.F, and I have supported him ever step of the way… I love Ronnie… I feel a lot of the pain he has to deal with I also have not seen my mother since birth so it was just me and my brother I have been to 9 different shows of Ronnie’s but I don’t think that I could ever deal with the pain of losing my brother… this is just one of the many reasons why I admire and love Ronnie he can deal with things in a way most people could only dream of doing. Ronnie I send my love and prayers to you. Amanda I am very sorry for your lose I hope you and your children can get threw this hard time… I will keep you in my prayers <3

  11. Jordynn L says:

    My uncle was in the car with Anthony when they crashed. I know I’m very late on this post but I was missing Anthony today and found this. My uncle Trent worked with Anthony and they were carpooling to work at the time and I remember when we got the call, we were devastated. It was really foggy outside and he was driving and my uncle was sitting in the passenger seat. It was really early in the morning and it was light out but they had hit a horse and the horse went over the top of the car and crushed Anthony and hit my uncle. My uncle barely pulled through but I’m so blessed that he did. I just wish Anthony would’ve. RIP Anthony. I miss you.

  12. Anonymous says:

    i know this is late but…its better to say it then not at all. im sorry for your loss and he loves all of you for being so stronge. keep your head up

  13. Rebecca says:

    Ronnie, hi my name is Rebecca and I am 14 years old today I had a loss of my own 5 years ago today (on my birthday) 1 year ago today . My brother named ronnie ( my parents loved you and loved your music so they named him after you) was 25 years old and I was 13 when he was supposed to come with me to an all time low concert ( since i love them ) when the car slid and went straight for a tree, my brother jumped out of his seat and blocked me from the crash. He was put in a coma later on . Ever since then I always go to his favorite bands ( your band(s) , black veil brides, all time low ) concerts to honor him ( we love the same heavy metal ). I went through. Really tough time because I thought everyone hated me my parents say it was my fault and blame me so I thought I should end it, I found some heart pills my mom had and took them, I also slit my wrists. Later on my boyfriend andy came looking for me and rushed me to the hospital when they notified my parents they were already there checking up on my brother to see if he would get out of his coma any time soon. I was out for a long time 3 days and when I woke up I heard a voice and music, it was my brother Ronnie playing your song to me Keep Holding On. I am so happy and I would just like to say
    “THANK YOU RONNIE RADKE ,FALLING IN REVERSE, and ESCAPE THE FATE for bringing my brother back he means the world to me and you guys do to!” I hope one day you will see this and say ” YOUR WELCOME”
    ( I’m coming to see your concert with my brother we both wanna meet you so badly cause we love you !)
    I love you, and thanks for everything JUST KEEP HOLDING ON

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