Mike Scaccia, the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis, was pronounced dead on Saturday night at the age of 47. Scaccia had been at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas, performing for the 50th birthday celebration for Bruce Corbitt (the singer for Rigor Mortis). He collapsed and was quickly brought to a hospital. Shortly afterwards, he was pronounced dead.
Scaccia was born in Babylon, New York, on July 14th, 1965, and formed the metal band Rigor Mortis in 1983, but was best known in the Gothic Industrial world for working with Al Jourgensen in Ministry for the Psalm 69 album in 1992 and all of their later releases. Scaccia also was involved with the Revolting Cocks, Lard, and Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters.
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