No other details surrounding Michelle Mustaine’s passing have been made available at this time. A sparsely used Twitter account under her name, containing one personal tweet and two retweets of encouraging posts made by Dave, all from 2017, suggest she had been battling an undisclosed ailment during that year.
Our thoughts are with the Mustaine family during this difficult time.
At the end of Megadeth’s European tour Dave Mustaine posted a farewell message for their European fans on the bands Twitter page and thanked them, their killer crew and the venues for everything. The band also gave some information about what they will do in the future.
“We wanted to thank the bands we played with, our amazing hardworking crew who help us put on the best show possible night after night, the venues, security, & our die hard fans who traveled far and wide to see us play,” they said. “It means the world to us! An extra special thank you to Cullen and Ellie at Adidas for setting us up with these amazing jackets! Kept us warm in these beautiful frozen European cities.”
They continued: “We are heading home for a brief break, record album 16 and then preparing for our summer tour with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. Get your tickets now, you don’t want to miss what we have planned for you!”
The closest Megadeth concert will take place on February 26 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in New York City.
Dave Mustaine took to his bands facebook page earlier today to announce that he’s currently being treated for throat cancer. Heres what he had to say.
I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.
Unfortunately, this requires that we cancel most shows this year. The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP.
Meanwhile, Kiko, David, Dirk and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to Dystopia – which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.
I’m so thankful for my whole team – family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more.
I’ll keep everyone posted.
See you soon,
We are all pulling for you at Vinyl Lair and wish you a speedy recovery!