On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, RIOT guitarist and founder Mark Reale passed away due to complications stemming from Crohn's disease in a San Antonio hospital. He was 56 year old.
Reale's official website has posted the following: "Remembering our friend Mark Reale, who brought us some much wonderful music and memories for a life time and beyond? Join us on Friday, January 25th from 5 - 6 PM (closing) and help celebrate the life of our friend. Flowers may be sent to the address below, I’ll make sure they are place at his headstone."
Location: Holy Cross Cemetery - 17501 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX. A map can be found at this location
"Plot # is 16-36. Enter the front gate, take the 1st right, 1st left. Go almost to the end. It is the area on the right, in front of the fenced off shop/warehouse area. Take the center walkway up, he will be on your left when you pass the tree, it's the second row."