10 May Sid Vicious
Dead: 2 February 1979
In: Garden State Crematory, John F. Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, New Jersey, Stati Uniti
He was an English bassist and vocalist. He achieved fame as a member of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, replacing Glen Matlock, who had fallen out of favour with the rest of the group.
On the evening of 1 February 1979, a small group of friends, including Jerry Only of the Misfits and future D Generation founding member Howie Pyro, gathered to celebrate Vicious having made bail at the Manhattan apartment of his new girlfriend, Michelle Robinson, at 63 Bank St. in New York City. Vicious was clean, having been on a detoxification methadone program during his time at Rikers Island, but at the dinner gathering, Vicious had a friend, English photographer Peter Kodick, deliver him heroin. He had apparently spent hours during the party looking toward the future, planning an album he would record to get his life and career back on track should he be acquitted. Vicious overdosed, died in the night, and was discovered by his mother, Anne Beverley, early the next morning.