Dimebag Darrell (born August 20, 1966, Dallas, Texas, USA - died December 8, 2004, Columbus, Ohio, USA) a pseudonym of Darrell Lance Abbott
, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera
, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul
. He was considered to be one of the driving forces behind groove metal. He was shot and killed by a gunman while onstage during a performance by Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.