Angry Anderson’s Emotional Video After Son’s Alleged Murder
Aussie rocker “Angry” Anderson has come forward for the first time since his son’s death in an emotional video where he is seen holding back tears.
The 71-year-old on Saturday posted a message on Facebook, paying tribute to his fans for their support in what he describes as his “darkest hour.”
Liam Anderson, the musician’s 26-year-old son, was allegedly murdered after a bloody attack by a friend, Matthew Flame, in November that saw him sustain fatal head injuries.
The aspiring rapper was allegedly beaten and stomped to death in a Sydney park by Flame after attending a party.
It is alleged Flame was under the influence of drugs and in a state of psychosis when the attack occurred.
The emotional tribute comes after Anderson’s management pleaded for privacy at the time of his son’s death.
Anderson, who is the lead vocalist of hard rock band Rose Tattoo, is seen holding back tears as he thanks his fans for the “hundreds if not thousands of messages,” cards and flowers from Australia and around the world.
The rocker opened up about the struggle of his “new life” without his son.
“Recently, my family and I went through our darkest hour so far in our lives,” Anderson said in the social post.
“I want you to know each and every one of those messages that I read and my children read meant so much to us, so this is a thank you from us to all of you, you could never know how grateful we are.”
Anderson said he was “amazed” by the sheer volume of messages of support received within days and weeks of his son’s death.
“I’ve tried to answer all those personally, as many as I can and I still am,” he said.
Flame has been charged with murder and is expected to face court in January.