Ex-Megadeth drummer, Nick Menza, passed away May 21 at the age of 51. While performing with his band OHM at the Baked Potato in Studio City, CA he collapsed during the third song. It’s thought he suffered a massive heart attack.

OHM: commented: “RIP Nick Menza. In the brief time I knew you, it was a pleasure. We will miss you “Machine””

Megadeth David Ellefson commented: “Condolences to the Nick Menza family and friends. We have lost a gentle giant… A true artist and friend to us all.”

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has commented: “We all know the great and unique drummer that Nick Menza was, but he was also a trustworthy friend, a hilarious bandmate, as well as a very loving dad. I`m beyond sad, did not see this coming at all. RIP Brother.”

Shared Dave Mustain: “TELL ME THIS ISN’T TRUE! I woke at 4 AM to hear Nick Menza passed away on 5/21 playing his drums w/Ohm at the Baked Potato. #nickmenzarip”