Mike Scaccia’s Cause Of Death Determined


Mike Scaccia‘s untimely death this past Saturday night, December 22nd, has been ruled as sudden cardiac death. According to the following Facebook posting from Rigor Mortis frontman Bruce Corbitt:

“Please everyone… I know there has been so many rumors and reasons that Mike passed away. This stuff about strobe lights is totally false. I wanted to wait for the official cause of death to be released. But I already knew when it happened. Here is the official word… RIP Mike Scaccia. SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH Due to: ATHEROSCLEROTIC AND HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE”

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Scaccia was performing at a 50th birthday celebration for Corbitt at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas this past Saturday when he collapsed onstage. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:26 am. He was 47 years old and is perhaps best known for his playing with Ministry, Rigor Mortis and more.