Requiem - W. A. Mozart
Christopher Michael Oliva
4/3/63 - 10/17/93
Criss Oliva was the lead guitarist, co-writer, and co-founder of the band Savatage. On October 17, 1993, the world lost one of its all-time greatest musical geniuses and the greatest guitar player ever when Criss was killed by a drunk driver. Although Criss's life was tragically cut short, and his talent was grossly underappreciated, his music will stand the test of time, and Savatage will ultimately be remembered as his band. Criss, like all true musical geniuses, such as Mozart, will live forever through his music...
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Last Updated: Oct. 10, 2000