Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Dies
May 23, 2016 at 4:17 PM (PT)
NICK MENZA, former drummer for MEGADETH, died last SATURDAY after collapsing on stage during a performance of his latest band OHM at a LOS ANGELES-area club. The 51-year-old died at the club of a suspected massive heart attack.
DAVE MUSTAINE, singer/guitarist/co-founder of MEGADETH, released this statement after he awoke SUNDAY to the news in a text message from his son."Shocked, devastated, and saddened don't begin to describe my feelings. As a player, NICK had a very powerful jazzy flair, unpredictable and always entertaining, and as great a drummer as he was, the time spent with him as a person, a bandmate, and a friend was even more fun."
MENZA was MEGADETH's drummer for five albums over a nine year period including 1990's thrash metal album "Rust In Peace."