Ralph Santolla was taken off live support on Wednesday June 6, 2018.
In a heartfelt Facebook status, Ralph’s son Dorian posted that tomorrow they will take his father off the live support with the following statement:
“We are going to take my father off of assisted living on Wednesday. If any of his friends would like to say goodbye, the family will welcome you at St. Joseph’s tomorrow (Tuesday). He would appreciate the love. Thank you ❤”
Santolla was rushed to the hospital on May 31st after suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma.
Ralph‘s mother, Sue Santolla-Rocha, revealed his condition in a Facebook post where she wrote:
“Friends and family, it is out there now, so let me tell you what I know.
“Ralph thought he had a spider bite on Saturday. Went to the hospital. It was not a spider bite; it was a blood clot. Tuesday night he fell and he had a heart attack. John Rocha gave him CPR until EMT arrived. His heart had stopped but they got him back.
“His visuals are stable but he is in a coma. He is on a ventilator, but he is breathing around it. He could breathe on his own, but they do not want to add additional strain to his body. He is in a coma. That is the main concern at this moment. They can fix everything else.”
But today, a few hours ago, Ralph was taken off of assisted living at the request of his family.
About Ralph Santolla:
Ralph Santolla was an Italian-American metal guitarist. He played in many bands, most recently with Deicide, and previously with Eyewitness, Death (he never recorded any of their albums, but toured with them in 1993 and appeared in “The Philosopher” video), Millenium, Iced Earth, and the Sebastian Bach band. As of June 3, 2007, it was announced that Santolla would replace Allen West in Obituary for their album Xecutioner’s Return. He is well known for his shred guitar playing style.
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