Update: There is a statement from Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen below.
It is with a sad heart that we report Ministry/Rigor Mortis/The Revolting Cocks guitarist Mike Scaccia has passed away. He was 47 years old. Below is a picture of Mike as well as a pretty comprehensive interview.
Reports are saying that Mike suffered a seizure and collapsed on stage during a Rigor Mortis performance that was celebrating singer Bruce Corbitt’s 50th birthday. He was rushed to the hospital where he passed away.
Corbitt posted on 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.”
R.I.P. Mike. Your music changed the landscape of music and you will be missed. READ MORE