Michael ‘Mike’ Sciacca Dies at 47

December 23, 2012

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Well, here’s a bit of sad news that’s starting to spread online: Guitarist Michael ‘Mike’ Sciacca passed away suddenly and unexpectedly while performing on stage at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas last night. All accounts say he crumpled over during the performance and was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived, the cause of death being a heart attack. He was 47 years old.

With me not being that big on all things metal, I actually didn’t know he started out in pioneering thrash metal outfit Rigor Mortis, and knew him mostly for his work with industrial bands such as Ministry, The Revolting Cocks and Lard. More information can be found on his Wikipedia here and Rigor Mortis’ official page on Facebook here..

UPDATE: According to reports in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Blabbermouth.net Sciacca was pronounced dead at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, not the club. Read more here and here.


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