Mike Porcaro

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Mike Porcaro
Mike Porcaro playing a Peavey Cirrus5 live in Germany in 2005
Mike Porcaro playing a Peavey Cirrus5 live in Germany in 2005
Background information
Born(1955-05-29)May 29, 1955
South Windsor, Connecticut, United States
DiedMarch 15, 2015(2015-03-15) (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresHard rock, pop rock, progressive rock, neo-progressive rock
Occupation(s)Musician, bassist
InstrumentsBass guitar, double bass, cello
Years active1971–2007[source?]

Michael Joseph Porcaro (May 29, 1955 – March 15, 2015) was an American bass player known for his work with Toto.[1] He retired from touring in 2007 because he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.[2]

He was the middle son of Joe Porcaro. His elder brother was Jeff Porcaro. His younger brother is Steve Porcaro.

Porcaro died from complications of ALS in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles, California, aged 59.

References[change | change source]

  1. "History". Totoofficial.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  2. Kielty, Martin. "Toto's Mike Porcaro 'hanging in there'". Team Rock Limited. Retrieved 13 February 2014.