The lead singer of the Boston rock band Morphine, Mark Sandman,
died of a heart attack suffered onstage during a concert outside Rome
on Saturday night, according to an Associated Press report. He was 46.
The singer/bassist for the group known for its mostly
guitarless beat-noir sound collapsed onstage in front of several
thousand spectators at a music festival just before midnight, AP
reported. "We're devastated," band manager Deborah Klein was quoted as
saying Sunday. "We don't even know what to say. We're all in shock."