Criss Oliva’s Death – Cause and Date

Criss Oliva cause of death

Born (Birthday) April 3, 1963

Death Date October 17, 1993

Age of Death 30 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Guitarist

The guitarist Criss Oliva died at the age of 30. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Founding member and guitarist of the heavy metal band Savatage. His albums with the band include The Dungeons are Calling, Fight for the Rock, and Sirens.

He and his brother Jon played gigs around the United States before they formed Savatage.

He was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

Personal Life

He was born in New Jersey and raised in California and Florida.

His unique guitar work earned him many fans, including Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.

How did Criss Oliva die?

On October 17, 1993, at around 3:30 a.m., Oliva and his wife Dawn were driving north on Highway 301 on their way to the Fourth Annual Livestock Festival held in Zephyrhills, Florida, just north of Tampa. An oncoming car operated by a drunk driver crossed the median and struck Oliva’s 1992 Mazda RX-7 head-on.