Sid Vicious: Age 21 | Cause Of Death: HEROIN
(b. John Simon Ritchie, 10 May 1957, London, England, d. 2 Feb. 1979)
The Sex Pistol’s gigs became synonymous with violence, which reached a peak during the 100 Club’s Punk Rock Festival when a girl was blinded in a glass-smashing incident involving the group’s most fearful follower, Sid Vicious. On 12 October 1978, his girlfriend Nancy Spungen was found stabbed in his hotel room and Vicious was charged with murder. While released on bail, he suffered a fatal overdose of heroin and died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of 2 February 1979.