Richard Shannon Hoon was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer of the band Blind Melon. But he suddenly left us in 1995. In this post, you will get all the updates related to his death.
What is Shannon Hoon’s Cause of Death?
Hoon went back to rehab for one month in June 1995 (repeating his treatment from May 1994). Hoon and Lisa Crouse had their baby Nico Blue on July 11, 1995. Blind Melon prepared a tour in August to promote their album Soup.
To accompany Hoon on the tour, a counselor was hired; however, after the first week they were fired. On October 20, following a lackluster performance at Houston’s Numbers club, Hoon went on an all-night drug binge. Blind Melon was due to perform at Tipitina’s in New Orleans the next day.
Lyle Eaves, the band’s soundman, tried to wake Hoon up so they could do a sound check on the tour bus, but Hoon wasn’t awake. When the ambulance arrived, Hoon had already been declared dead. A cocaine overdose was said to have caused his death. Hoon was buried at Dayton, Indiana, in the Dayton Cemetery.
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At What Age Did Shannon Hoon Die?
Shannon Hoon was born on September 26, 1967 Lafayette, Indiana and passed away on October 21, 1995 at the age of 28 years.
Along with his older half-brother, Tim and older half-sister, Anna, he was raised in the adjacent town of Dayton, Indiana. His mother, Nel Hoon, ran a bar in Dayton and his father, Dick Hoon, was a bricklayer. He participated in wrestling, football and pole vaulting in high school. Shannon cited the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, John Lennon and Bob Dylan as musical influences.
Hoon joined the local glam metal group Styff Kytten in 1985, the same year he graduated from McCutcheon High School, along with guitarist Michael Kelsey. He assumed the band’s position as frontman and main singer. He wrote “Change” as the title of his first song, which he wrote around this period. He did very hard work to make his name.
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