R.I.P. MARK REALE, 1955-2012

Founding RIOT guitarist, Mark Reale, passed away yesterday at the age of 56 years old after a long battle with Crohn’s disease. RIP Mark Reale.

The band released this statement on his death:

To friends and fans of Mark Reale and RIOT, we are deeply saddened to confirm that Mark has lost his battle with a lifelong illness. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by Mark’s family, friends, and bandmates at this difficult time.

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