Mike Bloomfield: Age 36 | Cause Of Death: POOR MAINTENANCE

(b. 28 July 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA d. 15 February 1981)

For many, both critics and fans, Bloomfield was the finest white blues guitarist America has so far produced. A second burst of activity occurred shortly before his tragic death when another three album’s worth of material was recorded. Bloomfield was found dead in his car from a suspected accidental drug overdose, a sad end to a ‘star’ who had constantly avoided stardom in order to maintain his own integrity.