Today is a sad day in the world of heavy metal. Mark Reale, guitarist and founding member of the legendary heavy metal band RIOT passed away yesterday. His passing was the result of a life long and courageous battle with Crohn’s disease.
Mark was tragically only 57 years young and had reportedly been in a coma since early January as a result of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This is especially heartbreaking becauese Mark was trying to practice with the band so he could perform right before his condition worsened.
Click here to read several statements released on Mark’s death.Add to My Radar