CFCC alumnus Carlos Denogean passed away from an aneurysm on August 24, 2018, shortly before his 31st birthday. He had just returned home from a U.S. tour as drummer with the local heavy metal band Weedeater. Previously he had played across Europe. In 2009 he founded the Wilmington band Salvacion.
Carlos graduated with an Associate of Fine Arts in Music and Music Education in July of 2012. He was one of the first two students to earn that degree at Cape Fear Community College. Faculty remember his agreeable personality, passion for music, and willingness to try other instruments. He enjoyed all his varied musical experiences and lived life to the max.