Ex-Megadeth Drummer Collapses & Dies On Stage

Ex-Megadeth Drummer Collapses & Dies On Stage

Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapsed and died on stage during a performance at the Baked Potato on Saturday. Menza's management released a statement confirming that he suffered a massive heart attack. He was 51 years old.

Menza had just returned from a two-week vacation with his sons, and was said to look very healthy. His passing came as a shock to all of his band members.

Ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Freidman shared on Facebook his memories with Menza.

"We all know the great and unique drummer that Nick Menza was, but he was also a trustworthy friend, a hilarious bandmate, as well as a very loving dad," Freidman said. I'm beyond sad, did not see this coming at all. RIP Brother."

Menza was a drummer for Megadeth from 1989 to 1998. He played for the band's biggest hits including "Youthanasia," and "Rust in Peace," among others.

After leaving the band, he explored his talent in jazz and also became a woodworker. Last year, he joined Ohm and replaced drummer David Eagle who passed away due to heart complications.

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