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Peter Laughner† Jun. 22, 1977 (aged 24)
* Aug. 22, 1952
Cleveland, OH, USA
† Jun. 22, 1977
Bay Village, OH, USA
Cause of Death
He died in his sleep of acute pancreatitis brought on by years of drinking and drugging.
A major contributor to Cleveland's alternative rock scene in the mid-'70s, Laughner is best known for his work with Rocket From the Tombs as well as later forming Pere Ubu with Rockets sax/vocalist David Thomas. After years of drug abuse, it's said that Peter laid down his final tracks on a tape recorder at his parents house the night of his death. It's been released under the title "Nocturnal Digressions" and is available on the Handsome Productions label.
Bands: Mr. Charlie, Cinderella Backstreet, Peter & The Wolves, The Blue Drivers and Friction, Rocket From the Tomb (all guitar and vocals); Pere Ubu (guitar on first two singles only)
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