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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.

59 COMMENTS

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31.

belmarjerzy    

Sad! He was still young. Probably Drugs

723 days ago
32.

Miva    

Mark Abrahamian's beautiful, beloved girlfriend is Dianna Burley (http://fandaily.info/?p=32042) R.I.P!! He will be miss, amazing guitarist

723 days ago
33.

myopinion    

RIP Mark

723 days ago
34.

Elizabeth    

I mentioned earlier that Mark may have had heart problems, and it was confirmed on the news that he suffered from a heart attack after a concert..

Hope that he is finally at rest!"

723 days ago
35.

Elizabeth    

To the gentleman named Chris- who knew Mark personally; my condolences go to you and Mark's other friend's and family.!

723 days ago
36.

cindy    

How old was he? What was the suspected cause of death? terrible details TMZ.

723 days ago
37.

Howlett    

RIP. Mark a good man as well as a talented muscian. I will always have fond memories of our jams in his garage during our high school days. Thoughts and prayers to his mom and dad and brother Jeff.
Chuck

723 days ago
38.

agb72    

I saw them in 2010.......did NOT get to see them in their heydey.................original guitarist CRAIG CHAQUICO who is one of my favorite players is kick *ss...........so Mark had to be bad*ss to fill his shoes......RIP

721 days ago
39.

DBA    

Mark 's death was not due to drugs or any substance abuse. His heart attack was brought on by heat stroke and dehydration. He was an amazing person along with a dedicated musician. He will be missed by his family and friends. He was way too young to go.

719 days ago
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