Mark “The Shark” Shelton, MANILLA ROAD‘s founding member, has died at the age of 60. The band’s lead singer, Bryan Patrick, wrote earlier today, via his Facebook page:
“I’m very sorry to announce today that my long time brother and Best Friend since 1981 has passed through the Halls of Valhalla. Mark W. Shelton may you Rest In Peace!
There will be more information within the next couple of days. There will be a GO FUND ME page set up in order to get Mark back home to his family. My heart is shattered. Please take time today to love your loved ones and hold them close.”
Four years ago, Tarja Virmakari met MANILLA ROAD at Truemetal-Festival in Milan, Italy, talking about the past, present and future. Listen to the chat here.