The death of former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza shocked the rock world when it was made public on Sunday. According to TMZ,
“Investigators have ruled out drugs as a factor in the death of former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza.
“Law enforcement sources” have told the site that autopsy results indicated that the 51-year-old drummer did not succumb to a “stereotypical drug-related death.” They reached the conclusion that Menza had no recent history of drug use after conducting a search and interviewing people close to him.
Friends close to Menza said he’d been sober for eight years, and on-lookers at his last show described what appeared to be Nick having a seizure in his last moments. Autopsy results officially declared his passing the product of a heart attack.