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On This Day In Photos: February 2 1979 – Sid Vicious Is Dead

by | 2nd, February 2014

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SID VICIOUS OF THE PUNK BAND THE SEX PISTOLS AT HEATHROW AIRPORT IN LONDON BEFORE LEAVING FOR LUXEMBOURG TO RECORD A SPECIAL PUNK ROCK PROGRAMME FOR RADIO LUXEMBOURG. AS THEY WALKED TO THEIR AIRCRAFT THEY HURLED ABUSE AT REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Date: 03/11/1977

 

ON this day, February 2, 1979: Sid Vicious, aka John Simon Ritchie, was found dead. He was 21. He overdosed on heroin.

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John Ritchie, known as Sid Vicious of the punk rock group the Sex Pistols, is wheeled through the corridor at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, N.Y., Jan. 19, 1978 where he had been taken from a airplane flight which arrived in New York from Los Angeles. A spokesman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs Kennedy Airport, confirmed that an airport doctor diagnosed a drug overdose, but the airport declined to discuss the case on the ground that all cases were confidential. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz)

 

 

His mother, Anne Beverley, found him dead in bed with his sleeping girlfriend, Michelle Robinson, in an apartment in Greenwich Village.

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Michelle Robinson leaves her apartment in New York, Feb. 2, 1979 after the body of punk rock star musician Sid Vicious was found in her apartment. Vicious apparently died of an accidental drug overdose. (AP Photo)

 

Vicious’ was on $50,000 bail pending his trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, the previous October. You can read more about that here.

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Sid Vicious, of punk rock group the Sex Pistols, with his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, outside Marylebone Magistrates court after being charged possessing the drug methamphetamine.
Date: 08/02/1978

 

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New York police escort British punk rock musician Sid Vicious, or John Simon Ritchie, former bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols, shortly before he was charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Nancy Laura Spungen, at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, Oct. 13, 1978.

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n this Oct. 13, 1978 file photo, band manager Malcolm McLaren leaves Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, after the arraignment of Sid Vicious of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, on second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. McLaren, 64, died of cancer, Thursday, April 8, 2010, in New York according to his agent, Les Molloy.

 

Beverley told media: “He knew the smack was pure and strong and took a lot less than usual.”

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Anne Beverley, mother of punk rock star John Simon Ritchie, also known as Sid Vicious, leaves State Supreme Court in New York, Dec. 8, 1978, in tears after a judge revoked the $50,000 bail of her son. The judge ordered Ritchie imprisoned without bail following his arrest on charges of assaulting a concert patron with a broken beer mug. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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Anne Beverley, mother of the late punk rock star Sid Vicious, sits in ambulance outside the Sixth Precinct police station in New York, Feb. 2, 1979. Police had been questioning her about finding her son’s body in an apartment in New York’s Greenwich Village section, when she was overcome. She was rushed to a hospital. Police said her son apparently died of a heroin overdose taken the night before at a party given to celebrate his release from prison. He was freed under $50,000 bail, pending trail in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. (AP Photo/David Karp)

 

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New York City police carry the body of punk rock star Sid Vicious from apartment in the Greenwich Village section of New York, Feb. 2, 1979. Authorities said that Vicious whose real name was John Simon Ritchie apparently died of an overdose of heroin he took at a party celebrating his release from prison the day before. He had been released on $50,000 bail pending trial in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)

 

There is no grave for fans to visit. Beverley scattered her son’s ashes at the Jewish King David Memorial Park, Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where Ms Spungen had been interred, without seeking the family’s permission.



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