Sadly, we’ve lost yet another metal legend. Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza was performing last night at the nightclub called “The Baked Potato” with his band called OHM. Reports are that he collapsed on stage, possibly due to a heart attack.
An official announcement, available below, in part reads:
“I have been asked by his family to be their public representative though this tragic and difficult time, so will be fielding all press inquiries. His mother Rose and father Don ask for privacy and prayers for them, and Nick’s two young boys. News of a service, remembrance and celebration of Nick’s life and music will be announced in the days to come.”
Condolences to the Nick Menza family and friends. We have lost a gentle giant… A true artist and friend to us all. #ripnickmenza
— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) May 22, 2016
Nick Menza is best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998. He played drums on “Rust In Peace” (1990), “Countdown To Extinction” (1992), “Youthanasia” (1994), and “Cryptic Writings” (1997).
Born: July 23, 1964 / Munich, West Germany
Died: May 21, 2016 (aged 51) / Los Angeles, California, U.S.