Vai took a short break from business to dine at the 'Restaurante Cosa Nostra'
He was eating the tasty baked ravioli at his favourite table, when suddenly a man in a black coat appeared Maitre d'hotel's table by the entrance, seemingly looking for someone.
The man in the black coat scanned room, then rested finally on Vai.
He smiled and walked directly over, extending a hand. Vai was about to stand and offer his as the black-coat man swiftly pulled a Mauser pistol.
Two shots: one to the heart and one to the head.
Vai slumped forwards with the fading screams of diners all around his dying form.
In Memoriam: RIP: Vai