The tragic news of guitarist Mick Mars’s passing has been widely disseminated around the internet in a short amount of time since the beginning of this week, raising alarm among fans all across the world.
Let’s investigate the validity of the rumor that Mick Mars, the guitarist for Motley Crue, has passed away, and find out if he is still alive or not.
Who Is Mick Mars
Robert Alan Deal, better known by his stage name Mick Mars, is a professional guitarist from the United States. He was born on May 4, 1951. He is well-known in the heavy metal community for his work as the lead guitarist for the band Motley Crue.
After nearly ten years of being dissatisfied with the music industry in California, he decided to give himself a new identity by changing his name from Robert Deal to Mick Mars and dying his hair jet black in the hopes of getting a new start.
In April of 1980, he advertised himself as a “loud, unpleasant, and aggressive guitar player” in the want ads section of the Los Angeles Daily The Recycler.
He received a call from Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, who were in the process of forming a new band that would eventually become known as Motley Crue. After listening to his performance, he was asked to join the band.
Since then, Mick Mars has served as the guitarist for the band Motley Crue. In 2015, he participated in the band’s farewell tour and shortly thereafter made the announcement that he was collaborating with John Corabi, a former member of Motley Crue, on a solo album.
Mars has collaborated with John LeCompt, a former member of Evanescence, and the other band members of Machina, as well as with the other members of the Swedish band Crashd’et, on songwriting.
Two of the tracks on their second album, which was titled The Unattractive Revolution and was released on October 3, 2007, were written by Mick Mars in collaboration with the band.
Mars has been outspoken about his fight with ankylosing spondylitis for most of his professional career.
The spine and pelvis are particularly hard hit by ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic and inflammatory form of arthritis.
The condition, which was first identified when he was 17 years old and has steadily worsened since then, has limited his mobility and caused him discomfort. Because of this, he required hip replacement surgery at the end of the year 2004.
Mick Mars Death Hoax: Is He Alive Or Not?
A Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Mick Mars” acquired approximately one million “likes” on Thursday (April 06, 2023), fueling rumors that the guitarist had passed dead.
On the brilliant guitarist’s Facebook page, hundreds of his devoted followers instantly began posting notes of condolence, expressing their shock and dismay at the news that he had passed away at the age of 71.
The death fake, as is a tradition in the Twitterverse, caused widespread panic. Some devoted followers immediately accepted the message at face value, while others viewed it with suspicion.
After the recent surge in hoaxes reporting the deaths of celebrities, perhaps these latter admirers had learned their lesson.
Some individuals speculated that it was a hoax because no major American network had covered the story. On Friday, April 7, the guitarist’s representatives made the news that Mick Mars is still alive and well.
The fake news has outraged some of the guitarist’s most ardent fans, who have called it risky, disturbing, and hurtful. Some have seen this as evidence of his phenomenal global popularity.