With great sadness, Remo has announced the passing of its Founder and leader, Remo D. Belli. Belli died on Monday due to complications from pneumonia. An innovator, pioneer and icon in the world of percussion, he was an inspirational figure who broke new ground and made a difference in the world.

In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic drumhead, which forever changed the sound of music of all genres. He committed himself and his company to providing drummers, the world over, with quality products and programs, while striving to expand the acceptance of rhythm and, in particular, drumming as an integral component of an individual’s well-being.

Through his ongoing efforts many have been brought the joy of drumming.

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