Robert Zildjian, RIP


Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
I just heard that Bob Zildjian passed away this morning. He was one of the old guard in the drum industry.



Senior Member
Sad news, he brought us much joy through his life's work.


Platinum Member
Sad news indeed.
He's certainly left an indelible mark on the drum industry.


Platinum Member
A true giant in the industry. Love you Bob!

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
How true. I doubt there's a family name that's more synonymous with the industry than Zildjian. Very sad, but what a legacy!

R.I.P Bob.

Indeed, what a legacy... one of the giant legend of the cymbal industry has gone, a huge sad loss in the drumming community.

R.I.P. Robert Zildjian.


Silver Member
Very sad, my deepest condolences to his family.



Senior Member
What a legacy to uphold; art and science combined to create beautiful and amazing instruments. At once an innovator and a traditional best to his family and friends.


Pioneer Member
A sad loss. But I am soooooo happy he did what he did! He kept the cymbal-making industry on its toes and pushed innovation that benefits all of us, no matter what brand of bronze we use.

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Gold Member
RIP Mr others have've left an amazing legacy
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Platinum Member
Interesting twist that a Zildjian created Sabian, a rival company. Did you know the company name is a combination of his three children, Sally, Bill, and Andy?


Platinum Member
An industry giant ,who's inovation and strong but fair business sense will be missed.RIP Mr.Sabian.

Steve B


Platinum Member
May the family and friends who are grieving for him have the peace that surpasses understanding. I love my Sabian cymbals. Peace and goodwill.