Los Angeles Coroner Reveals Nick Menza’s Official Cause Of Death
A True Legend
Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza’s death on May 21 came as a huge shock to everyone. He was only 51 years old. He, along with his band OHM, were playing the third song in a set at the Baked Potato jazz club in the Los Angeles area when he suddenly collapsed on stage. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but was already dead upon arrival.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has issued a statement saying that the legendary drummer died of natural causes. The cause of his death is hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
After learning of the devastating news, former band mates Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman took to social media to express their feelings.
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
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick Menza’s family and friends.