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Nico:
Age 49

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b. Christa Paffgen (Pavolsky), 16 Oct. 1938, Cologne, Germany,   d. 18 July 1988, Ibiza, Spain.  

Known to the music world as the chanteuse of Andy Warhol and  The Velvet Underground fame, Nico's celebrity begins with her being introduced to a European social set which included film director Federico Fellini.  Nico began an acting career with a memorable appearance in LA DOLCE VITA.  Later, after her star had faded, signs of an artistic revival followed treatment for drug addiction, but this unique artist died in Ibiza on 18 July 1988, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while cycling in intense heat.  


Another perspective: For one whose life was bedecked with musty glamour, Nico died an absurdly ungracious death. While holidaying in Ibiza in 1988, she fell off her push-bike, and later died in hospital from a brain hemorrhage. No one knew who she was — just another junkie looking for drugs in the sun. ~Pat Gilbert, Record Collector.

Sandy Denny:
Age 31
 

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Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny,   b. 6 Jan 1947, Wimbledon, London,  d. 21 April 1978, London. 

A former student at Kingston Art College where her contemporaries included John Renbourn and Jimmy Page, Sandy Denny forged her early reputation in London folk clubs. Following a fall down the staircase at a friend's house Sandy died from a cerebral hemorrhage on 21 April 1978.  

Added 3-13-99: 
I'm Sandy Denny's biographer..  The fall down the stairs seems to have occurred quite a bit before her death, sometime between 1 and 13 April 1978.  She went to stay with a friend in London on 13 April.  On the following Monday, she was found unconscious by a friend of that friend and was taken to the hospital, where she remained in a coma until her death on 21 April.  The death was ruled accidental.  The cause was indeed a cerebral hemorrhage.  It's not clear, though, that there was a second fall downstairs at the friend's house; Sandy may have collapsed from the effects of the first fall.  She had headaches after that earlier fall but never sought medical help.~ Pam Winters 

 

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 Django Reinhardt:
Age 43

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Jean Baptiste Reinhardt, b. 23 January 1910, Liberchies, Belgium,  d. 16 May 1953.

Following serious injuries which he suffered in a caravan fire in 1928 he lost the use of two fingers on his left hand. To overcome this handicap, he devised a unique method of fingering and soon embarked on a solo career in Parisian clubs.  His remarkable playing caused a sensation and it is not an exaggeration to state that he was the first non-American to make an impact upon jazz and become an important influence upon the development of the music.  Reinhardt died of a brain hemorrhage in 1953.  
 

 
 
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 Jeffrey Lee Pierce:
Age 37

Gun Club

Born 1958   Died 3-31-1996

Tribal, psychobilly blues is the best way to describe Gun Club's energetic death rock, but the band's career seemed doomed  from the get-go due to leader Jeffrey Lee Pierce's reputation as an unreliable wildman, and well-publicized bouts of drunkenness dogged him throughout his career. Formed in Los Angeles in the early '80s, the band were vaguely aligned with similarly roots inspired groups like X and the Blasters, but later picked up and relocated to the Lower Eastside, resting more comfortably around the New York, downtown set and Pierce's mentors, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein...In 1996, after drying-out, but suffering from persistent health problems, Pierce passed away from a brain hemorrhage. ~AMG 
 

Stuart Sutcliffe:
Age 21
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by Kay Williams, Pauline Sutcliffe
 

b.23 June 1940 d.10 April 1962

Stuart Sutcliffe was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on  June 23, 1940. At 19, Stu was regarded as one of the most talented and promising students at the Liverpool Art College, when he met fellow art student John Lennon... When Stu sold a painting in 1959 for 65, an unheard-of sum for a student's painting in those days, John convinced him to buy a bass guitar and join the band, never mind that he couldn't play...In Liverpool, violence was common at the shows they played at, and one night, after a show at Litherland Town Hall in the north of Liverpool, the Silver Beatles were ambushed as they made their way out into the car park to their van. In the fight, Stu went down and was kicked in the head. Later at home, still bleeding from the gash in his head, he refused to let his mother call a doctor. 
While in Hamburg, Stu met Klaus Voorman, who introduced him to Astrid Kirchherr, and they quickly fell in love...While on their second Hamburg trip, Stu started to study art again, at the Hamburg State Art College, where Astrid had studied, allowing him to quit the Beatles gradually. When the tour ended and the rest of the Beatles went back to Liverpool in 1961, Stu stayed in Hamburg with Astrid.  
Stu died on April 10, 1962, from a brain hemmorrhage, following a series of violent headaches. Ironically, the Beatles were to arrive the next day to start their third Hamburg tour.
~Biographical info from the book Shout! by Philip Norman, The Love You Make, by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines, and The Beatles, The Ultimate Recording Guide by Allen J. Wiener.  

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