After undergoing extensive cosmetic procedures to look like a tiger from the animal totems in Huron traditions, Dennis felt his spirit was called to the wild and made it is goal to modify his body in honor of the beast.
On November 5th 2012, Dennis Avner was confirmed dead at 54. His body is being held in Tonopah and suicide is the speculated cause of death.
Dennis helped pave the way for many body modification enthusiasts and was said to be a kind and gentle man. May he rest in peace.