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.“