Will Shatter: Age 31 | Cause Of Death: HEROIN


(Born 1956, Died 12-9-87)

San Francisco punk band Flipper formed in 1979 with original member Will Shatter (vocals), on Subterranean, the group released its debut, and best-known album, GENERIC, in 1982. Sporting topical lyrics and both hardcore punk and noise dirges, the album is recognized as a classic of west coast punk. Other albums followed on Subterranean in 1984 and 1986, but the following year Shatter died of an accidental heroin overdose.