Purdell was a musician and record producer who is credited on such
albums as the 1991 Ozzy Osbourne heavy metal album No More Tears and
Dream Theater's 1994 album Awake. He was born in San Diego and raised in
Los Angeles. He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School, in Tujunga,
California in 1977. Purdell died from cancer on July 10, 2003.