The sad news that is spreading on social media. Dave Vision, frontman of NJHC band Vision, who have been active recently, has reportedly passed away.

Fellow hardcore band Sick of It All posted the following message:

It's with very heavy hearts that we have to say goodbye to one of our true brothers, Dave Franklin, who unbelievably passed away today. It seems unreal to think that someone so close to us has been taken away. He loved laughter like no one else and he burned incredibly bright during his short life. We'll always have his glow in our lives because every memory is a fond one. May you rest in peace, Dave. We'll miss you so much.

Agnostic Front's Roger Miret:

Sad news to hear about a true friend, Dave Franklin, who passed away today. Rest in peace, Dave. You'll be missed.


We will miss you sincerely Dave Franklin. Never did we see you and you were not smiling or reminiscing about the fun old days. ?? 2017 starting off like this already?

Revelation Records writes:

Very sad to hear of the passing of Dave from Vision. They played countless shows with Revelation bands and were a staple of the NJHC scene for decades

From CI Records:

The CI Records family is deeply saddened and sick in learning of the loss of Vision - NJHC's Dave Fvision. Dave Franklin ALWAYS had a smile for you. He was so full of energy, and such a gamer. We LOVED his music, too. CI's owner/founder, Jeremy L Weiss, grew up going to, and putting on Vision shows in Central PA, and was overjoyed to be able to release "One and the Same", and reissue the legendary "Undiscovered" EP's by Vision in 1996. There aren't words. All our love to Dave's family, and The Vision family.

Shai Hulud:

So sorry to hear about the passing of Dave Franklin of the New Jersey Hardcore band Vision. Never met Dave but In The Blink Of An Eye was a staple record long before Shai Hulud started.
A very sad loss. Our deepest condolences to Dave's family, innumerable friends and Vision fans.
#DaveFranklin #Vision #NJHC

Killing Time:

RIP Dave Franklin. Our friend and brother. We will miss you beyond belief. Prayers for strength to your family, friends and our brothers in Vision (past & present). Love you. NJHC.

UPDATE: More tributes rolling in:


Dave Franklin was more than a legend of NJ Hardcore (even though he most certainly was exactly that: a legend)...he was a true brother & friend. He gave me a job working construction with him when moving to New Jersey and really took me under his wing. He showed me that hard work could also be tons of fun. He even gave me my nickname "Das Boot" while living out there.
He really meant a lot to me and us. More than I could ever convey in a post.
His laughter and presence touched everyone who knew him and will never fade.
He will be truly missed. Forever.
Robert & BSF

The Bouncing Souls:

Still trying to process this. Can't believe one of the biggest personalities we've had the pleasure of knowing has passed. Dave Franklin will always live on in our hearts as the funny, loud, brash and larger-than-life brother in our strange beautiful family. Dave had so much life in him he should have outlived us all, it's just senseless. Our thoughts are with the Franklin family (as well as Dave's all of Dave's extended punk/HC family) today.

Maximum Penalty:

Our deepest condolences to the Family of our friend and brother Dave Franklin of Vision. May he rest in peace and his spirit live forever. We will miss you Dave!

Kill Your Idols:

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Dave Franklin of NJHC Legends, VISION. A true veteran of the Hardcore scene. Rest peacefully, brother. You'll be remembered fondly by the life you led, and the music you left behind.

Howie Abrams (In-Effect Records, author):


Rest in Power, Dave Franklin!

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