RIP Nick Menza (1964 - 2016)

RIP Nick Menza (1964 – 2016)

RIP Nick Menza (1964 - 2016)

There are no words. Only grief and disbelief. RIP Nick Menza.

Official Statement from Nick Menza’s Management, May 22nd 2016

Drummer Nick Menza’s management is heartbroken to confirm that the legendary heavy metal rock drummer has died at the age of 51.

Nick collapsed during the third song into a set with his band OHM at a Los Angeles nightclub late May 21. Earliest reports indicate he suffered a massive heart attack and was pronounced dead up arrival at hospital. No other details are being released at this time.

“We ask for prayers for Nick’s family, his family, and especially his two sons and their mother, Teri,” says Nick’s biographer and friend J. Marshall Craig.

“He just spend nearly two weeks with the boys in the Pacific Northwest and was absolutely glowing. He was schedule to fly to my home in Cape Cod tomorrow so that we could finish the comic-book version of the book we wrote on his life, “MenzaLife,” both of which were slated for release late next month. This morning we are all too numb to think about anything but Nick’s family.”

Nick’s Manager Robert Bolger said, “Along with your prayers and wonderful thoughts and memories of this incredible man and musician, we ask that fans respect his family’s need for privacy at this absolutely tragic time.”

Craig and Bolger, with the Menza family, will release more information shortly.

Nick Menza live with OHM at Soultone 10th Anniversary

Check out this performance from Nick’s most recent venture, with fellow Megadeth Alum, Chris Poland and bass player Robertino Pagliari. The whole thing is about half an hour long. It’s a killer set & illustrates Nick Menza’s amazing talent and versatility, proof that he could lend his hand to anything and make it sound just that bit greater.

RIP Nick, we love you, man. \m/