Legendary rock star reveals phone call to reunite with estranged terminally ill sister

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An American rocker has revealed that he has been reunited with his terminally ill sister, who admitted she only has a short time to live.

The thrash metal performer opened up about his family struggles in a candid message on ‘X’, telling fans that “life is too short to not be able to reach out to the people you love.”

American rocker reveals he was reunited with his terminally ill sister just days before she died

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American rocker reveals he was reunited with his terminally ill sister just days before she diedCredit: Getty
Dave Mustaine (left) is a Los Angeles-based Megadeth stalwart.

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Dave Mustaine (left) is a Los Angeles-based Megadeth stalwart.Credit: Getty
Songwriter Dave (62) has spoken about his older brother Suzanne's battle with dementia and Parkinson's disease.

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Songwriter Dave (62) has spoken about his older brother Suzanne’s battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.Credit: Getty
Dave said religion was at the heart of his broken relationship with his brother.

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Dave said religion was at the heart of his broken relationship with his brother.Credit: Getty

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, 62, founded the Los Angeles-based band in 1983.

They are known as one of the genre’s “big four” alongside Anthrax, Metallica, and Slayer.

Their debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good, hit stores two years later.

Dave was a mainstay of the group during many lineup changes.

As of 2023, they have recorded 50 million album sales worldwide.

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Known for his songwriting talent, Dave was born into a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He told fans that religion was the cause of a rift in his relationship with his brother Suzanne.

Dave told fans: “I just received a shocking Facetime video call from my sister Suzanne.

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“Sadly, she will be passing away in a few days, suffering from Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and her organs starting to shut down.

“That was hard enough, but the fact that we haven’t had a conversation for probably 20 years is even worse.

“Imagine my joy when I received a Facetime video from her today.

“Even though she couldn’t speak anymore, I knew it was her.”

In a live message, he added: “I kept telling her how much I loved her and I knew her spirit would soon be free as she left her body. Masu.

“Sadly, she has Parkinson’s disease and dementia and will pass away in the next few days.”

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“It’s such a strange National Siblings Day that my sister, who I haven’t spoken to in a long time, told me about the situation she’s currently facing, and even though she didn’t want to do anything about it. It’s so weird to hear about the fact that, just like I grew up with because she was a Jehovah’s Witness, I looked at her phone today and didn’t turn into an ass dial. I kept imagining how happy I would be. ”

Fans were quick to cheer for the Symphony of Destruction hitmaker.

One person wrote to X: “I feel sorry for this man, I’m glad to see her, I just lost my stepfather to dementia, I know how unfortunate it is, please stay strong, this situation is unfortunate ” What is a human? ”

A second sentence read: “Love and prayers, Dave. Thank you for sharing,” and a third continued: “Dave, sorry to hear of your passing.”

“Even though she couldn’t speak anymore, I knew it was her.”

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One person simply added: “Heartbreaking news.”

Dave himself is no stranger to medical diagnosis, admitting in 2019 that he had throat cancer.

This caused Megadeth’s tour to be canceled, giving him the best chance of recovery.

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Dave also has older sisters Michelle and Debbie.

He previously revealed his rollercoaster family life, saying: “Life has unraveled in so many ways.”

Due to their age difference, he saw them more as aunts than sisters.

The Tornado of Souls rocker was just four years old when his mother Emily divorced his alcoholic father John in 1965.

Dave posted a raw statement to X to explain the situation

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Dave posted a raw statement to X to explain the situationCredit: X/Dave Mustaine
2019 Megadeath tour postponed due to throat cancer diagnosis

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2019 Megadeath tour postponed due to throat cancer diagnosisCredit: Getty

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