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Ralph Santolla to Be Taken off Life Support

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This likely won’t shock anyone, given recent developments, but it’s still very sad news: the family of former Deicide/Obituary guitarist Ralph Santolla plans to take him off of life support tomorrow, Wednesday, June, 6.

The news comes via Santolla’s son, Dorian Angelo Santolla, who posted the following on social media:

“We are going to take my father off of assisted living on Wednesday. If any of his friends would like to say goodbye, the family will welcome you at St. Joseph’s tomorrow (Tuesday). He would appreciate the love. Thank you ❤”

Santolla’s mother, Sue Santolla-Rocha, added that her son’s final recording with his current band, Devil’s Highway, will eventually see the light of day:

“Ralph Santolla in an organ donor so he will live on. Those recipients don’t know what they are getting until they suddenly become sarcastic, funny, get tattoos, start playing guitar. One other thing, Devil’s Highway was getting close to completion. It will be done and that is a Ralph’s legacy. “

Santolla is currently in a coma following a heart attack last week. Yesterday, Ms. Santolla-Rocha warned loved ones and fans that the guitarist’s “outlook is very poor.”

MetalSucks would like to extend its deepest condolences to Santolla’s family and friends.

Santolla is only 48-years-old, and surely should have had many good years left ahead of him. Make sure you tell the people you love how much you love them as often as you can, ’cause you never know when they might be gone.


Thanks: Ranpal C.

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