Another legendary rock star has suddenly passed away.
Mark “The Shark” Shelton of Manilla Road died of a heart attack Friday morning.
Shelton was doing what he loved, playing music, up until his last night on earth.
Manilla Road has just performed a concert at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany on Thursday night.
According to other band members, the conditions of the show may have been to blame.
Bryan Patrick told the media it was extremely hot and there was a lot of smoke while they were performing.
Patrick stated, “I even struggled for a moment.”
While the conditions were less than ideal, Shelton insisted the band continue to play.
“And there were a couple of moments where I checked on him to make sure he was okay, and he gave me the nod,” Patrick added.
Not long after the show, Shelton suffered a heart attack.
“I comforted him. He felt no pain, folks. He went quick,” Patrick informed fans.
Shelton was one of the founding members of the metal band, which formed in 1977.
What started out a house band quickly evolved to a legitimate newcomer to the metal scene in Wichita, Kansas.
Over the years, the band has changed lineups numerous times.
Shelton himself went on a hiatus for roughly a decade at one point after releasing “The Circus Maximus.”
In 2001, the band reunited and started touring and making records again.
Ironically, in 2015, Shelton proclaimed “I’ll be doing this till I die.”
Little did anyone know at the time how prophetic that statement would actually be.