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Starship Guitarist Passes Away

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Mark Abrahamian, the guitarist for Starship passed away suddenly on Sunday. According to a report by Classic Rock, the band had just played a gig opening for Survivor, and Boston.

Apparently Abrahamian had experienced chest pains earlier in the day. After the show the band sat down to eat and Abrahamian told Starship's bassist that he wasn't feeling well. While on the phone with his fiancee Abrahamian slumped to the floor. Sadly he was pronounced dead after having been rushed to the hospital.

Starship is fronted by former Jefferson Starship singer Mickey Thomas. He formed Starship in 1992 after Jefferson Starship disbanded. Abrahamian had been a member of Starship for twelve years. It was apparently upon hearing Eddie Van Halen's “Eruption” solo that Abrahamian decided to become a guitar player. The band issued a statement saying “We are shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of Mark. We will miss you, brother. Rest in peace.” Mark Abrahamian was 46.



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