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Ministry Frontman Speaks On Guitarist Mike Scaccia's Passing

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Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has posted a message online paying tribute to his bandmate Mike Scaccia, who passed away in the early hours of December 23rd whilst performing on stage with Rigor Mortis. Jourgensen's message reads as follows:

"I just lost my lil' brother and my best friend. The 13th Planet compound is devastated, completely in shock and shattered. Mikey was not only the best guitar player in the history of music, but he was a close, close, close part of our family — and I just lost a huge chunk of my heart today. Our lives are forever changed. Life without Mikey is like orange juice without pulp — kind of bland. I have no words to express what this guy meant to me, my family, my career... everything!

"Get to know his lead parts, for they are in the pantheon of music! Unfortunately, most of you didn't get to know Mikey's soul, which is in the pantheon of humanity. He is my hero, my friend and my idol. Mikey was always beside me - my right-hand man - through thick and thin, the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.

"Rest in peace my brother, my friend, my heart.

"Please pray for Mike Scaccia and Jenny, his wife and their children, and his family."

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# Dec 24, 2012 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. WOLF7 writes:

You can just tell by any interview clip with Scaccia and Jourgensen you there is on Youtube that these two were very close.

At the age of 54, it must be pretty weird for Jourgensen; He's lived as hard as anyone can - definitely in the Keith Richards category - but it's people around him that seem to die before reaching 50.

I guess Al Jourgensen is one of those guys like Lemmy or Keith Richards who's vitamins are Marlboro reds and Whiskey.

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