Punk rocker Sid Vicious is found dead of a heroin overdose. He was only twenty one years old.
Famous for his sneering performances and tortured romance with Nancy Spungen, the former Sex Pistol succumbed to a massive overdose and died while awaiting trial for Nancy’s supposed murder; several months earlier she had been found dead in a hotel bathroom, her abdomen peppered with stab wounds. Vicious had been staying with her in the same room, and the two had consumed copious amounts of drugs the night before. He claimed to have not remembered stabbing Nancy and denied killing her. When his body was discovered, his mother also found an apparent suicide note, which read “bury me next to my baby”.
“Sid didn’t have any normal, ordinary relationships, and I think the sex part overtook him. I always saw him as being the child to Nancy as mum. She was one of those doting people, and he had never had that in his life.“ - Pamela Rooke
“When they were together he was like a kitten, but without her he would go crazy.” - Dennis Morris
“You were my little baby girl
And I knew all your fears
Such joy to hold you in my arms
And kiss away your tears
But now you’re gone
There’s only pain
And nothing I can do
And I don’t want to live this life
If I can’t live for you.“ - Sid Vicious’ poem, ‘Nancy’