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Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage in L.A. and dies

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage in L.A. and dies

Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said Sunday.

Menza's latest band, OHM, was three songs into a semi-regular set at the Baked Potato in Studio City on Saturday night when the drummer collapsed, J. Marshall Craig told the Associated Press. Friends and audience members rendered aid while paramedics were called.

The 51-year-old died at the club of what is thought to be a massive heart attack, Craig said.

Menza was Megadeth's longest-serving drummer, performing on five records over nine years, including...

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