On This Date, August 5th in 1992: Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro died of a heart attack due to an un-diagnosed serious heart condition. He was 38 years old. There are rumors that his heart was weakened by years of cocaine abuse, but I can’t speak to that. I know that
everyone many people think of Toto as kind of a joke, but Jeff was an amazingly gifted percussionist. Drummers I interview still talk about his unique groove. Jeff Porcaro also worked with many other acts including Sonny and Cher, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, Paul Simon and Boz Scaggs.
Rest in peace, Jeff.