Shizuo (aka David Hammer), part of the original Digital Hardcore posse, has passed away from unknown causes, (Foxy Digitalis state that the likely cause of death is an overdose). Berlin-born Hammer started out in the early 90s as an engineer for Atari Teenage Riot, and released a solo album under the name Shizuo in 1997: Shizuo vs. Shizor on the Beastie Boys’s Grand Royal label. Little else emerged until a self released four track 7” in 2000. Reports suggest that Shizuo was most recently seen playing guitar in Berlin-based band The Nothings. The Facebook post announcing his death can be found here.