Rust was no stranger to the rock & roll lifestyle, and actually left his post as guitarist for platinum selling rap-metal band Crazy Town because he was allegedly too crazy for his ex-bandmates. A notorious and well-loved eccentric in the Hollywood music scene, Rust was also a talented painter.
In a statement, V2 President Andy Gershon said, "This is a sad day for all of us at V2. Rust will be sorely missed. Not only was he an incredibly talented musician but a friend. We are saddened by this loss and our hearts go out to his friends and family."
Epique is survived by his wife and family.