Posted by themusicsover on September 3, 2012
February 23, 1966 – September 2, 2012
Mark Abrahamian was the most recent lead guitarist for the iconic American rock band, Starship. Originally formed as Jefferson Airplane in 1965, the band was known by a few different names over the years – Jefferson Starship, Starship, and ultimately, Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas. It was with Thomas’ incarnation that Abrahamian had played since 2000. After graduating from The Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, Abrahamian went on to play live with the likes of Christopher Cross, Pat Travers, and Chuck Negron. Immediately following a Starship performance in Nebraska on September 2, 2012, Mark Abrahamian reportedly collapsed back stage and was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of a heart attack. He was 46.