You know that saying, 'You're only as old as you feel'?  Well, that applies to your MENTAL state. Physically, you're AS OLD AS YOU ARE, and that's that.

And when you reach a certain age, maybe your moshing days should be over, no matter how young your head thinks you are. Someone forgot to tell that to 62-year-old Richard Valadez. He was ripping it up at Knotfest outside Chicago last Sunday night, when he decided to hit the pits.

Witnesses say he was drinking, having a good time, and getting knocked around, just like everyone else.

But during SLIPKNOT's set, he got knocked so hard that he fell out of the pit. One guy said, quote, 'He seized as people were trying to help him up, so we started calling for help.'

Because of the chaos, help took a while to arrive, but once it did, it was too late. Sadly, Valadez passed away.  There's no word yet on the cause of death. So let's pour one out this morning for Richard Valadez. In mind and spirit, he was young enough to rock and roll. In body well, you know.