Re: Lead singer from Quiet Riot found dead!!
I have no sympathy for successful people who destroy themselves with drugs. I appreciate DuBrow's contributions to music and the good memories they created, but someone who kills themself with a drug overdose is fundamentally a loser.
One of the funniest jokes in Spinal Tap was about their previous drummer choking to death on vomit (someone else's vomit). The deaths of John Bonham and Jimi Hendrix have now become punchlines. We laugh at their mindless self-destruction even as we admire their skills.
It's a hard thing to say about someone who's just passed away and left a mourning group of friends, fans and family. But times like this are about the only time the cliche can be taken seriously: Don't do drugs, especially and particularly ones that can kill you.