Founding Riot member Mark Reale passed away Wednesday morning (Jan. 25) at age 56, two weeks after being admitted to a San Antonio hospital for complications relating to his long-term struggle with Crohn's disease. The guitarist suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage on Jan. 11 and had been in a coma since then, although a recent update on his official site maintained a positive outlook on his progres
A week after being admitted to a San Antonio hospital for complications relating to his long-term struggle with Crohn's disease, Riot guitarist Mark Reale remains in a coma -- but although he's in critical condition, the latest news update from his official site maintains a positive outlook while leaving fans the ability to send personal prayers and messages to Reale's bedside.
Mark Reale, guitarist for Riot, is in critical condition at a San Antonio, Texas hospital due to complications from Crohn's disease. Reale formed Riot in 1975 and the band has enjoyed a successful career to this day, sharing the stage with everybody from AC/DC and Black Sabbath to Sammy Hagar and Kiss.