Nick Menza Dead At 51

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza passed away May 21 in Los Angeles, California while on stage. Initial reports are that he suffered a massive heart attack while only three songs into the show.

Menza was performing with his new band Ohm at the Baked Potato nightclub. After collapsing, two patrons tried performing CPR on him until medics arrived. The EMT crew worked on him for 25 minutes but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Menza had recently finished his autobiography, “MenzaLife”, which is due to be released next month. He was scheduled to fly to Cape Cod May 22 to put the finishing touches on the comic book version of his autobiography.

Fans and friends alike flocked to social media to pay their respects. Memorial arrangements had yet to be posted on either his website or his Facebook account.