Starship Guitarist Dies After Norfolk Show

NORFOLK (AP) - The lead guitarist for the rock group Starship, died of a heart attack after a concert in Norfolk. Mark Abrahamian was 46. Road Manager Scott Harrison said Abrahamian collapsed after a performance Sunday night at the DeVent Center. He said they had just finished the show and the band was back in the dressing room eating. He apparently told the bass player he wasn't feeling well. Abrahamian went into the next room and was speaking on the phone to his fiancee when he collapsed. Harrison said he was taken to Faith Regional Health Services, where he was pronounced dead. Harrison said an autopsy was performed on Monday. Starship was the opening band for a concert that also featured Survivor and Boston. Harrison said Abrahamian had not mentioned any health problems to him, but he apparently had been telling his fiancee.

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