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Kristen Pfaff

† Jun. 16, 1994 (aged 27)
Kristen Pfaff † Jun. 16, 1994

Birth name
Kristen Marie Pfaff

Born
* May. 26, 1967
Buffalo, NY, USA

Died
† Jun. 16, 1994
Seattle, Washington, USA

Cause of Death
Accidental Heroin Overdose

Related Bands
Hole (Bass)
Janitor Joe (Bass & Vocals)

Biography
Kristen Pfaff was the former bassist of the grunge band Hole, during the early 90's. Other than the bass guitar, she also play the piano and cello. During college, she taught herself how to play the bass. She joined Hole in 1990, and shortly after, the band released their debut- album Pretty on the Inside. During 1993, she moved to Seattle with the rest of the band to work on their follow up album Live Through This (which came out only two months prior to her death in 1994).Like most aspiring musicians in Seattle at that time, Kristen eventually began using heroin. For the band she entered rehab and came back clean. This was a short happy reunion however because soon after, vocalist Courtney Love's husband Kurt Cobain, committed suicide. This trajedy, left the band on hold from their tour to promote their cd which was released exactly a week later, and kristen relapsed. Her body was found in her apartment by a friend on the morning of June 16, 1994. It was later ruled that she had died of an accidental heroin overdose. Only two months after the death of Kurt Cobain. Like him, she was also 27 years old. The reference to the "27 Club" refers to all of the musicians who have died at that age. Other than Kurt Cobain and Kristen Pfaff, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin also died at this age.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristen_Pfaff


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