Metal Celebrities React to the Death of Ralph Santolla
The world of extreme music continues to reel from the loss of Ralph Santolla, current or former guitarist for such notable acts as Deicide, Obituary, Death, Sebastian Bach, and Devil’s Highway. Santolla fell into a coma following a heart attack last week, and was taken off of life support yesterday. He was only 48-years-old.
Below, MetalSucks has collected tributes and recollections from Santolla’s past bandmates, as well as other notable members of the metal community. We will update this post as tributes continue to come in.
Rest In Peace Ralph Santolla
Thanks for the music and the fun times
My condolences to the Santolla family. https://t.co/J4Ejrjmw64
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) June 6, 2018
Richard Christy (Death, Charred Walls of the Damned)
RIP Ralph Santolla, my Metal Brother in Iced Earth. Had so many great times on tour with Ralph, can't believe he's gone. Such a funny, talented, & genuinely friendly guy, please crank up his many bands in his memory tonight! https://t.co/K7aCYlNOOz @obituarytheband @DeicideBand pic.twitter.com/6ObpZs8v6a
— Richard Christy (@cwotd) June 6, 2018
Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)
Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Charred Walls of the Damned)
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Ralph Santolla. We had some great times hanging out together when Ralph was in Obituary and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time. R.I.P.
— Orange Goblin (@OrangeGoblin1) June 7, 2018
Jasmin St. Claire
Another sad & unbelievable loss.. R.I.P Ralph Santolla..thanks for the all the great years of metal & the laughs .. I wish the talented ones would quit dying..Godspeed pic.twitter.com/uPPDybqCns
— jasmin st claire (@jasminstclaire) June 7, 2018