Sad news has reached us from the USA. Last night, Saturday 22nd Dec 2012 whilst Rigor Mortis were on stage in Fort Worth, Texas, founder Mike Scaccia collapsed due to an apparent heart attack. He was taken to hospital but died soon afterwards. He was just 47.

Many will know Scaccia from his work with Ministry, and the Revolting Cocks.

Scaccia appeared on both of Ministry’s “Psalm 69” and “Filth Pig” albums before quittng the band. He reformed Rigor Mortis in 2003 and returned to Ministry around the same time, he had been a member to date; he’d also performed as part of Revolting Cocks in recent years.

 

Scaccia was in the process of writing a new Rigor Mortis album together with Casey Orr, the album was scheduled to be produced by Al Jourgensen and released via his 13th Planet Records label.

Scaccia leaves behind a wife and two children – our deepest condolences go out to his family.

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