Of Machines vocalist Bennett Freeman, who recorded the band’s only album at the age of 16 and was the post-hardcore band’s primary screaming vocalist as well, has passed away at the age of 30 according to his family.
Only 16 years old when Of Machines released their debut album As If Everything Was Held In Place in 2009, Freeman’s passionate vocals made a huge impact on the scene, and that critically-heralded debut album is still beloved to this day. Freeman also brought keyboard and synthesizer flourishes that proved to be a major part of the band’s success.
Beloved Brother, Son, Cousin and Friend, Bennett Clay Freeman passed away unexpectedly at the age of 30. He was born to Buddy and Laura Freeman at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on April 11th, 1992.
Graveside services for Bennett will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 11:00am at Peachtree Memorial Park, Peachtree Corners, GA. Bennett is survived by his mother Laura Freeman, brothers Jake Freeman and Kyle Freeman, and sister Sydney Freeman.
Bennett’s influence was immense and felt throughout the world. His personality filled every room he stepped into, and the energy he gave off was palpable. Bennett’s creativity and uniqueness is what separated him from everyone else. There will never be another Bennett Freeman.
Bennett loved to express himself through his passions, whether it be music, photography or his vivarium building. While he was best known for his music and being a vocalist for the band Of Machines, Bennett was incredibly talented in the creation and instillation of vivariums, working for Atlanta Botanical Gardens, helping create the reptile room. Bennett had a passion for these animals, and his big heart led him having over 20+ reptiles and amphibians as his pets at one point. Bennett loved to love and had nothing but love to give.
Bennett was a pure soul and will be greatly missed. Even though Bennett’s time of this earth was cut short, his influence and impact will be felt for years and years to come.