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Mark Abrahamian

Starship Guitarist Dies

Following Concert

9/3/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mark Abrahamian
, a guitarist for the band Starship, passed away following a concert last night in Nebraska ... TMZ has learned.

The band tweeted, "We are shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of our guitar player Mark Abrahamian. We will miss you, brother. Rest in peace, Mark."

They added via Facebook, "Mark was a kind, thoughtful and innovative soul. He was also a friend and family member. Mark also happened to be one hell of a guitar player. We are devastated by the loss of our brother and just dealing with it the best we can."

Abrahamian has been on tour with Starship starring Mickey Thomas since 2000. He has also played with the likes of Survivor, Toto, Loverboy and ACDC.

The band was scheduled to play a concert tonight in Utah, but canceled the show.

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Butterfly    

THIS IS SO SAD! Can someone please tell us more about this talented young man??? Sleep Well, Mark, Sleep Well.

677 days ago
17.

Cheryl A.    

Rest in Peace, Sir.

677 days ago
18.

DaveT    

RIP bro, sad news and, not to take away from the tragedy of it, but glad to know he passed away during a tour, after a show, doing what he loves.

677 days ago
19.

Brittany    

I find it amusing that people automatically presume musicians are boozing, womanizing dope fiends and that the 30 year old (and Reefer Madness) stereotypes apply. A large majority do not take drugs, and I would estimate that as many, or more professional businessmen and politicians take the hard stuff to get through their daily routine.

677 days ago
20.

Rob J    

His body simply failed after one performance of We Built This City too many.

677 days ago
21.

MadCharles    

RIP
Available to jump in.

677 days ago
22.

~♥~    

That's sad. R.I.P. dude.

677 days ago
23.

Sissy65    

I just saw him a few months ago in Newberry, SC. He was great! My thoughts are with his family and friends.

677 days ago
24.

low battery    

RIP Mark (Dreamr).
Haven't heard you play in ages!
Say hello to Bunch when you see him!

677 days ago
25.

Tracy Lalonde    

Omg! Thats terrible. :( Way too young ... My condolences to his family and friends.

677 days ago
26.

CriticXtreme    

R.I.P! As predicted and not just Celebs, it seems that many are checking out before 12.21.2012.

677 days ago
27.

Butterfly    

Hi, Chris! Thank you so much for your response! Mark must have been a very cherished friend to you and to all who were privileged to know him, personally. Such a tragic loss for everyone. Again, Thank You for taking time to respond. I appreciate it more than I can say. Best Wishes.

677 days ago
28.

Shawn    

I find it amusing that people automatically presume musicians are boozing, womanizing dope fiends and that the 30 year old (and Reefer Madness) stereotypes apply. A large majority do not take drugs, and I would estimate that as many, or more professional businessmen and politicians take the hard stuff to get through their daily routine.

677 days ago
29.

Zarley    

What about Choquico?Thought he was one of the guitarsts.

677 days ago
30.

LiLo's boy toy    

RIP Mark, we loose another great one

677 days ago
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