He was born Feb. 29, 1972, in White Plains, New York, to Charles Edward and Joann (Newsome) Williams. He was the lead singer in the rock band, â€œDrowning Pool.â€
He is survived by his father and mother, Charlie and Jo Williams, of Princeton; brother, Bobby of Fontana, Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving relatives and friends; and his dog, Chewy.
"Dave Williams was a beautiful man both inside and out," the Osbourne family said in a collective
statement. "He is gone but will not be soon forgotten. We send our love to his family and band members."
"Dave Williams was one of a kind, and a friend to everyone he met," the surviving members of Drowning Pool â€” guitarist C.J. Pierce, bassist Stevie Benton and drummer Mike Luce â€” said in a statement. "He was a good man and a giving person. Not a day went by when he wasn't giving somebody a little present and touching everyone around him with his passion. He was full of energy until the day he passed and undeniably full of life. To the end, we were having a great time. We will miss him."
Contrary to speculation, Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams died from natural causes, according to a coroner's toxicology report.
It was concluded last Friday that the 30-year-old singer died from cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, the report said. Williams' condition, concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, prevents blood flow from the left ventricle to the right. Williams was never diagnosed with the disease, the cause of which is unknown.
The report also states nasal swabs showed no traces of cocaine and the drug was not found in his system.
The Dallas-based Drowning Pool were on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered on their tour bus in Manassas, Virginia, on August 14 (see "Drowning Pool's Williams Remembered As One Of Rock's Nicest").
A public funeral was held August 18 in Plano, Texas, and plans for a DVD chronicling Williams' life is in the works.