Frankie Lymon: Age 25 | Cause Of Death: HEROIN

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

(b. 30 September 1942, Washington Heights, New York, d. 28 Feb. 1968, New York City)

Often billed as the ‘boy wonder’, In 1964, he was convicted of possessing narcotics and his finances were in a mess. His private life was equally chaotic and punctuated by three marriages. In February 1968, he was discovered dead on the bathroom floor of his grandmother’s New York apartment with a syringe by his side. The Teenager who never grew up was dead at the tragically early age of 25.