Guitarist Mike Scaccia dead

2012-12-23 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 44 Comments
Rigor Mortis founding member and long time Ministry collaborator, among other bands, Mike Scaccia, collapsed in a seizure on stage in Fort Worth, Texas. The guitar player was in the middle of a Rigor Mortis show when he reportedly suffered of a heart attack. Scaccia was driven to the hospital, but he didn't recover and was pronounced dead today, December 23, at only 47 years old.

People around him pointed the fact that he was "in good spirits" and Mike himself posted an update on Facebook before these shows saying "These next 2 shows is what I worked my whole life for... Look out Mother Fuckers...hahha".

This year, Scaccia toured behing Ministry's latest record, Relapse and along with the recently reunited original line-up of Rigor Mortis, he was working on a new record, entitled Slaves To The Graves.

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen left a lengthy message on the band's Facebook page saying:

"From Uncle Al..... 12/23/2012
I JUST LOST MY LIL' BROTHER AND MY BEST FRIEND - THE 13TH PLANET COMPOUND IS DEVASTATED,COMPLETELY IN SHOCK AND SHATTERED. MIKEY WAS NOT ONLY THE BEST GUITAR PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC, BUT HE WAS A CLOSE, CLOSE, CLOSE PART OF OUR FAMILY - AND I JUST LOST A HUGE CHUNK OF MY HEART TODAY. OUR LIVES ARE FOREVER CHANGED. LIFE WITHOUT MIKEY IS LIKE ORANGE JUICE WITHOUT PULP - KIND OF BLAND. I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS WHAT THIS GUY MEANT TO ME, MY FAMILY, MY CAREER....EVERYTHING!
GET TO KNOW HIS LEAD PARTS - FOR THEY ARE IN THE PANTHEON OF MUSIC! UNFORTUNATELY, MOST OF YOU DIDN'T GET TO KNOW MIKEY'S SOUL -WHICH IS IN THE PANTHEON OF HUMANITY. HE IS MY HERO, MY FRIEND AND MY IDOL. MIKEY WAS ALWAYS BESIDE ME - MY RIGHT HAND MAN - THROUGH THICK AND THIN, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY AND THE BEAUTIFUL.
REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER, MY FRIEND, MY HEART. PLEASE PRAY FOR MIKE SCACCIA AND JENNY, HIS WIFE AND THEIR CHILDREN, AND HIS FAMILY.....AL"

Tagged: Ministry

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MO
December 23rd 2012
19555 Comments


whoa rip

JAV
December 23rd 2012
2003 Comments


Died doing what he loved at least.

SpiritCrusher2
December 23rd 2012
3754 Comments


this is sad
RIP

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2012
2110 Comments


Heart attack on stage? Holy fuck. RIP, damn.

XingKing
December 23rd 2012
11090 Comments


That's unfortunate but kudos to him on his success.

Ikarus14
December 23rd 2012
590 Comments


RIP. That sucks :L

bloc
December 23rd 2012
35371 Comments


Damn that is scary to have happen at a show

Torii
December 23rd 2012
822 Comments


RIP

Captain North
December 23rd 2012
6792 Comments


RIP

But I admit I lol'd at "life without Mikey is like orange juice without pulp - kind of bland"

bloc
December 23rd 2012
35371 Comments


I don't blame him; I much prefer orange juice with pulp as well.

lecolumbus
December 23rd 2012
92 Comments


dat band name

Gwyn.
December 23rd 2012
15581 Comments


inb4 an unexplicable amount of comments

breakingthefragile
December 23rd 2012
2990 Comments


Terrible way to go. : ( RIP

BlackLlama
December 23rd 2012
1758 Comments


Damn, RIP. But shit if that's not a metal way to go out.

Digging: Milk Teeth - Sad Sack

zaruyache
December 23rd 2012
8701 Comments


But shit if that's not a metal way to go out.


Sounds like something right out of Metalocalypse. Rip m/


Digging: Timbre - Sun & Moon

paxman
December 23rd 2012
4084 Comments


Tragic. People who attended the show will be bragging about it for the rest of their lives.

avnrdragon
December 24th 2012
20 Comments


Even though I never knew him or listen to the band's music as such , it's always a sad day when a musician dies.

tommygun
December 24th 2012
25661 Comments


rip

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 24th 2012
6640 Comments


Terrible news, RIP

I'm going to spin the Flotsam and Jetsam cover on "Fork Boy" (Lard) in memory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V58sTIrLF3Q

Digging: Bong - We Are, We Were and We Will Have Been

sixdegrees
December 24th 2012
18636 Comments


rest in peace

MeatSalad
December 24th 2012
15672 Comments


Died in a good place

killians202
December 24th 2012
62 Comments


Eff

FearThyEvil
December 24th 2012
13224 Comments


Damn, that really sucks. R.I.P.

Comatorium.
December 24th 2012
4418 Comments


Died doing his thing. Bet he has no regrets. RIP.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
December 24th 2012
3621 Comments


RIP

The man brought a lot to Ministry.

Digging: Blur - The Magic Whip

henryChinaski
December 24th 2012
3104 Comments


Sad.
RIP

goop
December 24th 2012
131 Comments


Damn, sucks dick. RIP but I can't help but point out the relevant band name.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 24th 2012
2027 Comments


Apparently Rigor Mortis were working on a new album? sucks if true that Mike won't see its release.

Wizard
December 24th 2012
19845 Comments


Scaccia wrote some amazingly tight riffs and he will be missed. RIP

dimsim3478
December 24th 2012
6214 Comments


Woah RIP

Digging: Ian Christ - Hara Kiri Arcade

evilford
December 24th 2012
25207 Comments


it's been said, but at least he died doing what he loved. better to go out that way than suffer a prolonged death in a bed.

RIP

Digging: Znowhite - Act Of God

HSThomas
December 24th 2012
668 Comments


Rigor Mortis were a great band. First album rules hard.

Very m/ RIP.

GringoSuave89
December 24th 2012
1088 Comments


RIP

What a way to go...

Digging: Blur - The Magic Whip

Gwyn.
December 24th 2012
15581 Comments


Surprised this thread doesn't have 800+ comments for no reason at all

Wizard
December 24th 2012
19845 Comments


Because it ain't about a faggot drunk driver.

MadKungFu
December 24th 2012
375 Comments


Probably the best death a musician could ask for.

RIP

AllGabrielsAreGlass
December 24th 2012
431 Comments


dying doing what you love, just the way I'm sure anyone would want to go out.

R.I.P

J0ckstrapsFTW
December 24th 2012
3667 Comments


Damn that's so BROOTAL, R.I.P.

Detective Dan
December 24th 2012
172 Comments


guys don't make me be the first one to have to make a Rigor Mortis joke

Minus.
December 24th 2012
2680 Comments


Damn that is way too young to die. Unreal.

Emim
December 25th 2012
26679 Comments


Can't believe the lack of puns itt

RIP and all, but really?

LIFE WITHOUT MIKEY IS LIKE ORANGE JUICE WITHOUT PULP - KIND OF BLAND.


Makemebad35
December 26th 2012
783 Comments


yeah, very sad. RIP

Eons
December 26th 2012
484 Comments


Maybe a bad time to say it but their last album was terrible.

ManintheBox
December 28th 2012
874 Comments


I didn't get around to responding earlier, but seriously rest in peace dude/



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