July 18 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
July 18

1966 : Bobby Fuller, born Robert Gaston Fuller, was found dead in an automobile parked outside his Hollywood apartment at the age of 23. The official cause of death remains unclear. Some commentators believe Fuller was murdered, possibly because of his connection to a Mafia-related woman. According to the Los Angeles deputy medical examiner who performed the autopsy, "The report states that Bobby's face, chest, and side were covered in "petechial hemorrhages" probably caused by gasoline vapors and the summer heat. He found no bruises, no broken bones, no cuts. No evidence of beating." He further explains that boxes for "accident" and "suicide" were ticked, but next to the boxes were question marks. (Wikipedia) (The Bobby Fuller Four)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 October 1942)

1988 : Nico, German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, born Christa Päffgen, died of a severe cerebral hemorrhage after falling off her bycycle and hitting her head as she fell, in Ibiza, Spain, at the age of 49. (The Velvet Underground)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 October 1938)

2001 : Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter, activist and younger sister of Joan Baez, born Margarita Mimi Baez, died of neuroendocrine cancer, at her home in Mill Valley, California, at the age of 56.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 April 1945)


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