Terry Kath: Age 31 | Cause Of Death: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

(b. 31 January 1946, Chicago, USA, d. 23 January 1978)

Formed in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois.  Chicago was a consistent hit-making group throughout the ’70s and ’80s.   On 23 January 1978 founding member Kath was killed by a self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound. Here’s the Story: 
He was at the home of a Chicago crew member [Don Johnson] cleaning his guns. Kath enjoyed shooting at targets and was a gun collector. The crew member expressed some concern over what Terry was doing, but Kath told him that because the clip was not in the automatic pistol, there was no need to worry.  However, a round was already chambered before he removed the clip. ~Timothy M. Wood All rights reserved.    Mr. Johnson asked him to stop playing with the gun, the account continued, and Mr. Kath replied, “Don’t worry, it’s not loaded, see?” Mr. Kath put the pistol to his head and pulled the trigger, killing himself instantly, Mr. Johnson told police. ~ UPI