Drummer for Mellencamp, Survivor found dead in home
September 11, 2009A southwest suburban Lockport musician who played with Survivor, John Mellencamp and Deana Carter was found dead in his home Tuesday night.
Kyle B. Woodring, 42, of the 15000 block of West 167th Street in Lockport, was pronounced dead in his home about 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Will County Coroner’s office.
The coroner’s office said Woodring died from hanging, but the manner of death will be determined at the conclusion of a Lockport police investigation.
Woodring, who the coroner’s office described as “an accomplished musician,” moved to Chicago from Michigan in 1987 and joined the band Survivor, according to Woodring’s Web site.
Woodring also played drums on tours with John Mellencamp and county star Carter. He appeared on talk shows hosted by Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Wayne Brady, the site said.