Carlos Sergio Denogean

September 2, 1987 - August 24, 2018
Carlos Sergio Denogean

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The world is not the same. Our lives are not the same. We are not the same. On the morning of Friday, 24th of August our beautiful son, heavy metal drummer, surfer, lover of life and all its beauty, went for a run on the beach, came home to his Carolina Beach home he shared with his beautiful girlfriend Lauren, he sat down on his computer to relax and study Spanish. He collapsed on the floor from an aneurysm.

In an instant he was gone. He was our only child. Born in Germany to Jose and Ruth Denogean, he lived in California, Hawaii, Texas, and fell in love with Wilmington and made it his home. He toured the U.S. and Europe several times with his bands to share his love of music with the world.

His final visitation will be 2 to 4 Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A gathering of friends and family will take place afterwards at Reggies 42 Street.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403


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  • August 29, 2018
    Therese Daiy & family says:
    Dear cousin Ruthie, Words cannot adequately express how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved son, Carlos. My heart breaks for you, Aunt Clara, and your family. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through the fog of the days ahead. May God bless all who loved him.

  • August 28, 2018
    Cory Lungsman says:
    I moved to Wilmington in 2011 and found myself deep in the local music scene playing in a death metal band, doing sound and some booking at Reggie's. I met Carlos the first time I saw Beard Of Antlers there. I dont think they were around very long at that time but I remember being completely blown away by the power and grace that this drummer was blasting into my ears. He was instantly the sickest drummer I'd ever seen who wasn't in a internationally known band. That whole band was honestly one of the sickest local bands I'd ever seen. I ended up becoming good friends with all of those guys. I remember some time later being in the back room at Reggie's hanging with Los and Vic before they went up to rattle the hallowed halls of Reggie's and Carlos was warming up and drinking brews and it dawned on him how great his drums sounded in that giant gross room. He got really excited and exclaimed " We have to record my drum parts for the Beard of Antlers demo in this room!" And a little later it was happening! Ian Millard brought his studio recording setup to Reggie's and they all got to work in that trash pile room making a masterpiece of heavy tunes called The Essence Of Wilderness. I was lucky enough to be sitting there next to Ian and witnessing it was my own eyes. I felt like I was experiencing something profound. Los' drums are so heavy and deep and just gigantic on that little demo. I still love to listen to it every once in a while. Cut to a few years later and I actually got to PLAY bass for Beard of Antlers and share the stage with one of the best drummers I've ever known. Learning those songs with Carlos and sharing the stage with him helped make be a tighter and heavier bassist than I could of imagined I could be. I will always have love for that man because of that. It was an absolute pleasure knowing him. ROCK IN POWER, BROTHER! Cory Lungsman

  • August 28, 2018
    Jeff and Josie Salzbrun says:
    Jose and Ruth, May you be comforted by the outpouring of love and memories surrounding you...

  • August 28, 2018
    Lisa M Harrison says:
    Puppie - I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I am speechless! Please let me know if you need anything - Love, Lisa

  • August 28, 2018
    Ann and Richard Millard says:
    So sorry for your loss.