A 20-minute video tribute to late MINISTRY and RIGOR MORTIS guitarist Mike Scaccia which was shown at his birthday tribute show this past Friday, June 14 at Trees in Dallas, Texas can be seen below. The event, which raised nearly $15,000 to to help Scaccia‘s family survive their heartbreaking loss, featured performances from GOATWHORE, THE SCACCIANATORS (a tribute to RIGOR MORTIS), HAMMER WITCH (reunion), ROTTING CORPSE and WARBEAST.
Scaccia died on December 22, 2012 while performing with RIGOR MORTIS at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas at RIGOR MORTIS and WARBEAST singer Bruce Corbitt‘s 50th-birthday celebration.
Scaccia, who is also known for his work with REVOLTING COCKS, died of a sudden heart attack brought on by a heart disease (official cause of death: atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease), according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. Officials ruled it a natural death. He was 47 years old.
Mike is survived by his wife Jenny Rowen Scaccia, with whom he has two toddlers, and daughters Sarah Scaccia and Taarna Scaccia Hopkins.