According to the the official report from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Menza’s death was due to cardiovascular disease.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said Menza died of natural causes. His cause of death was listed as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Menza is most remembered for being a part of what was deemed Megadeth’s “classic” lineup. He was in the band for nine years, and appeared on the band’s iconic albums, Rust In Peace and Countdown To Extinction.