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MINISTRY, RIGOR MORTIS Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dead at 47


Sad news to report during the holidays. Mike Scaccia, best known for playing guitars with REVOLTING COCKS, MINISTRY and RIGOR MORTIS, has died. Mike was performing last night with Rigor Mortis at the Rail club in Fort Worth, TX at the 50th birthday celebration of Rigor Mortis singer Bruce Corbitt where he suffered a seizure on stage. He was 47.

Mike reportedly asked for the strobe lights to be turned off moments before he collapsed onstage and could not be revived. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Corbitt stated via Facebook: “My brother is gone! The only reason I am who I am is because of this man. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t even be in a band.

“RIP, Mike — the greatest guitar player I ever knew. I’m proud to say that I was always Mike Scaccia’s biggest fan, and always will be.”

Said MINISTRY in a statement: “Michael Ralph Scaccia… Our dearest friend. We love you. We miss you. God rest your precious soul. We cannot fathom this loss.”

TMD sends condolences to Mike’s family, friends and fans all over the world. The metal world has lost a unique talent. Godspeed, brother!

Source: The Gauntlet