Celebrity News May 22, 2016
Megadeth's Nick Menza Dies Onstage at 51
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@DaveMustaine
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."