Toto Bassist Mike Porcaro Dies Aged 59

16 March 2015, 08:26 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

Mike Porcaro

Toto bassist Mike Porcaro has died, aged 59.

Mike Porcaro, who joined the group in 1984, passed away on Sunday (March 15) after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Toto band member Steve Lukather posted on Twitter, saying: "My brother Mike Porcaro is now at peace.

"I will miss him more than I could ever put into words. My deepest love to the family. God Bless."

Steve Lukather

Porcaro stopped touring with the band in the mid-2000s due to his health problems. He was inducted alongside his band into the Musician’s Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010, Toto announced that they would tour to raise money for Porcaro as well as awareness about ALS.

Watch the video for Toto's classic hit 'Africa' below: