NORFOLK, Neb. -- Mark Abrahamian, the lead guitarist for the rock group Starship, died of a heart attack after a concert, his road manager said. He was 46.
Road manager Scott Harrison said Abrahamian collapsed after a performance Sunday night in Norfolk.
"We had just finished the show. We were back in the dressing room eating. He apparently told the bass player he wasn't feeling well," Harrison said Monday.
Abrahamian went into the next room and was talking to his fiancee on the phone when he collapsed, Harrison said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Harrison said an autopsy was performed Monday.
"It's a shock to everyone," Harrison told The Associated Press in a phone interview from the airport in Omaha, where he was waiting for Abrahamian's fiancee. They planned to get married in December in Hawaii, Harrison said.
Starship was the opening band for a concert that also featured Survivor and Boston.
Harrison said Abrahamian hadn't mentioned any health problems to him, but he apparently had been telling his fiancee.
"He had been having chest pains for a while," Harrison said.
Harrison said Starship's concert on Monday in Orem, Utah, was canceled.