Ex-Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Passes Away While Performing

Posted at May 23rd, 2016 | by Shivani Goel | in

Former drummer of heavy metal band Megadeth, Nick Menza, has passed away while performing on stage due to a heart attack. The 51 year old rock star was performing in Los Angeles with his band OHM on Saturday night when he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Menza collapsed during his 3rd song on stage

Menza had joined Megadeth in 1989 with the recommendation of Dave Mustaine and played with them on 4 albums; Rust In Peace, Youthanasia, Cryptic Writings, and Countdown To Extinction, leaving the band in 1998.

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The Megadeth Band Members in 1997

Menza was supposed to fly to Cape Cod the next day to finish the comic version of his biography, MenzaLife, with both versions due to release next month. Friends, fans, and ex-band members alike have been expressing their condolences at losing such a legend.

Dave Mustaine wrote, “I woke up this morning to a text message from my son, with the news of Nick Menza’s passing. Shocked, devastated, and saddened don’t begin to describe my feelings.” He also said, “The Megadeth family take care of each other, and expect to hear soon about an initiative to help Nick’s children. All of us in this community are connected, take care of yourself and your loved ones. My deepest condolences go out to Nick’s family.

 

 

Shivani Goel

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