Nick Menza, who was the drummer for metal band Megadeth from 1989 to 1998, collapsed and died onstage Saturday night in L.A.
Entertainment Weekly reports Menza was doing a set with his band OHM at the Baked Potato when he suddenly passed away.
Megadeth's lead singer, Dave Mustaine, reacted in disbelief on Twitter:
TELL ME THIS ISN'T TRUE! I woke at 4 AM to hear Nick Menza passed away on 5/21 playing his drums w/Ohm at the Baked Potato. #nickmenzarip— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) May 22, 2016
Former bandmate Marty Friedman wrote of Menza that he was "a trustworthy friend, a hilarious bandmate, as well as a very loving dad" on top of being "a great and unique drummer."
A rep for the Menza family wrote on Facebook, "He died last night doing what he loved."