Obituary - Former Guitarist Ralph Santolla To Be Taken Off Life Support


There's some tragic news today regarding former Obituary and Deicide guitarist, Ralph Santolla. He fell into a coma after suffering a heart attack last week and today it has sadly been announced by his family that he will be taken off life support.

His son, Dorian Angelo Santolla, broke the news via Facebook: "We are going to take my father off of assisted living on Wednesday. If any of his friends would like to say goodbye, the family will welcome you at St. Joseph's tomorrow (Tuesday). He would appreciate the love. Thank you."

Ralph's mother, Sue, revealed that Ralph has some unreleased recordings with his last band, Devil's Highway, that will be revealed soon: "Ralph Santolla in an organ donor so he will live on. Those recipients don't know what they are getting until they suddenly become sarcastic, funny, get tattoos, start playing guitar. One other thing, Devil's Highway was getting close to completion. It will be done and that is a Ralph's legacy."

Although Santolla never recorded with Death, he toured with the legendary death metal act in 1993 and appeared in the group's "The Philosopher" video. He also played in Toxik, Iced Earth, Millenium and more.

Source: metalinjection.net
Band profile: Obituary
 
Posted: 06.06.2018 by BloodTears


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06.06.2018 - 16:12
Derelict Earth
What a waste of talent ... RIP
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06.06.2018 - 16:21
Darkside Momo
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Holy shit. That's another legend we're going to miss. My (future) condolences to his family, that must have been a hard decision to make...
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06.06.2018 - 20:40
indexqwest
Sad news...
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06.06.2018 - 21:10
Aries Rising
Jesus, this was a shock! What a shame, such a great guitarist.
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06.06.2018 - 21:49
katatonia75
Great 🎩 loss ...R.I.P.Ralph 🙏
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06.06.2018 - 22:53
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Damn, this is sad..
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06.06.2018 - 23:15
Big-Al
Oh shit
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07.06.2018 - 01:36
Alakazam
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Why would and should one have the decision to controll a powerless mans mortality?
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07.06.2018 - 08:03
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
I remember really enjoying some of the guitar work when I bought Deicide's To Hell With God and this is sad to hear! RIP
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07.06.2018 - 11:12
Derelict Earth
Written by Alakazam on 07.06.2018 at 01:36

Why would and should one have the decision to controll a powerless mans mortality?

Because he most likely is already dead but his body is kept alive to ensure that his organs can be collected.
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07.06.2018 - 12:19
BloodTears
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He has passed away. RIP...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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07.06.2018 - 14:21
gurgaonguesthouse
Very nice
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07.06.2018 - 14:32
nikarg
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Written by gurgaonguesthouse on 07.06.2018 at 14:21

Very nice

I believe your trolling account will be nuked sooner rather than later.

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07.06.2018 - 15:53
IBlackened
Written by Alakazam on 07.06.2018 at 01:36

Why would and should one have the decision to controll a powerless mans mortality?


Why to keep him alive, since he probably had brain damage and would be in a vegetative state for the rest of his life?
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07.06.2018 - 21:48
Alakazam
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Written by Derelict Earth on 07.06.2018 at 11:12

Because he most likely is already dead but his body is kept alive to ensure that his organs can be collected.

Why, so Karl Sanders can weigh his heart? It seems a bit too late since I thought organs are donated instead of being confisated.

Written by IBlackened on 07.06.2018 at 15:53

Why to keep him alive, since he probably had brain damage and would be in a vegetative state for the rest of his life?

Why keep him alive? Because the majority of people favour living despite most not enjoying it always at the present time, there are also those who are carers who look after victims of serious to critical head trauma who are washed to the point of having dementia. I would like to know the science behind what still makes someone still alive to the point of having feelings or any cognitive functions of any kind for making the ultimate decision that you can't undo and stays with you until you die. It could possibly be for example justified as a cause of death possibly something as consistent but drawn out like internal bleeding for months or liver poisioning (says something about how healthcare comes without care sometimes and instead feels quite darwinian in a dystopian sense of society).

It isn't like this is the same as anti-abortionists pro-life either, as this isn't the same as abortion where you or one has no living experiences of the aforementioned curiosities because those fighting abortion are only foreshadowing about potential life that never happened, however unless if its a financial issue that encourages people to pull the plug (still open to be interpreted as being disturbing) I think it should be an association with ones will should they ever get to such critical state, allowing people to make situations best for them when there unconscious or vegetative.

Also when you die your body wouldn't still be alive after since all the neurons would have ceased function, its not like theres lights on but there's noone home, the neurons of the body work like a plug. Same logic applies when your eating meat that has recently been killed and is therefore extremely fresh yet it's completely objectified.
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09.06.2018 - 18:30
Hellcult
R.I.P.
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09.06.2018 - 19:05
Bizzaremifo
R.I.P. my friend
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