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”.
An apparent suicide note penned by Sex Pistol guitarist Sid Vicious. The sneering punk rocker died in New York on February 2, 1979, of a massive heroin overdose.
The ‘baby’ referred to in the note is his late girlfriend Nancy Spungen (pictured alongside Vicious) who was found dead of multiple stab wounds in the Chelsea Hotel in October 1978 after a night of heavy drug use. Sid was charged with murdering her, and was awaiting trial when he overdosed.