Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza passed away two days ago (May 21) from an alleged heart failure whilst performing at Los Angeles’ club The Baked Potato.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine (as well as his son, Justis Mustaine) recently tweeted about Menza’s passing, ultimately – and unfortunately – confirming the information.
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
Menza was performing with his band OHM at the time of his death, which was founded by also ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland. Menza played the drums on four of Megadeth’s ablums: Rust In Peace (1990), Countdown To Extinction (1992), Youthanasia (1994), and Cryptic Writings (1997).
He was 51 years-old.
There will probably also be more details about this released shortly. We’ll keep you updated.