Guitarist Mike Scaccia dead2012-12-23 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 45 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"
Died doing what he loved at least.
this is sad
Heart attack on stage? Holy fuck. RIP, damn.
That's unfortunate but kudos to him on his success.
RIP. That sucks :L
Damn that is scary to have happen at a show
But I admit I lol'd at "life without Mikey is like orange juice without pulp - kind of bland"
I don't blame him; I much prefer orange juice with pulp as well.
dat band name
inb4 an unexplicable amount of comments
Terrible way to go. : ( RIP
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Damn, RIP. But shit if that's not a metal way to go out.
But shit if that's not a metal way to go out.
Sounds like something right out of Metalocalypse. Rip m/
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Tragic. People who attended the show will be bragging about it for the rest of their lives.
It's like Mark Sandman all over again.
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.
Terrible news, RIP
I'm going to spin the Flotsam and Jetsam cover on "Fork Boy" (Lard) in memory.
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rest in peace
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Died in a good place
Damn, that really sucks. R.I.P.
Died doing his thing. Bet he has no regrets. RIP.
The man brought a lot to Ministry.
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Damn, sucks dick. RIP but I can't help but point out the relevant band name.
Apparently Rigor Mortis were working on a new album? sucks if true that Mike won't see its release.
Scaccia wrote some amazingly tight riffs and he will be missed. RIP
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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.
Rigor Mortis were a great band. First album rules hard.
Very m/ RIP.
What a way to go...
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Surprised this thread doesn't have 800+ comments for no reason at all
Because it ain't about a faggot drunk driver.
Probably the best death a musician could ask for.
dying doing what you love, just the way I'm sure anyone would want to go out.
Damn that's so BROOTAL, R.I.P.
guys don't make me be the first one to have to make a Rigor Mortis joke
Damn that is way too young to die. Unreal.
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.
yeah, very sad. RIP
Maybe a bad time to say it but their last album was terrible.
I didn't get around to responding earlier, but seriously rest in peace dude/
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