Skip to comments.Ministry guitarist MikeScaccia dies after on-stage collapse.
Posted on 12/23/2012 7:18:34 AM PST by Mozilla
Tragic news out of the US with Mike Scaccia a member of Ministry and Rigor Mortis dying after suffering a reported heart attack on stage.
Classic Rock reports that Scaccia, 47, collapsed during a Rigor Mortis show at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. He was taken to a local hospital, but died soon after.
The show was put on to celebrate the 50th birthday of singer Bruce Corbitt, who paid tribute to his bandmate on Facebook: My brother is gone! The only reason I am who I am is because of this man. If it wasnt for him I wouldnt even be in a band. RIP Mike the greatest guitar player I ever knew. Im proud to say that I was always Mike Scaccias biggest fan, and always will be.
Scaccia founded Texan thrash metal pioneers Rigor Mortis in 1983 with Harden Harrison and Casey Orr. The band later drafted in Corbitt as lead singer, releasing their self-titled debut through Capitol Records in 1988. The following year Scaccia was recruited by Al Jourgensen as a touring guitarist for industrial metal act Ministry, who he later joined full-time.
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Life is fragile—handle with prayer. Very sad to deal with death this time of year for family and friends.
The man died young. Surprising for a band modeled on celebrating death with heads full of mush...
So he was in rigor mortise before he died? That has to be a first!
I love their Christmas album.
Let's pray for him that he had repented, since his performance on the album In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up shows that he was happy to play guitar while his vocalist screamed the worst imaginable blasphemies about the Lord, His mother and the Scriptures. Night after night. To crowds of people.
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