DEAD: Brad Delp

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Brad Delp (aged 55)
American musician (Boston)

Bradley Edward Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.

DEATH: Sometime between 11:00 pm on March 8 and 1:20 pm on March 9, 2007, Delp committed suicideby carbon monoxide poisoning at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire on Academy Avenue.The Atkinson police discovered his body on the floor of his master bathroom after Pamela Sullivan saw a dryer vent tube connected to the exhaust pipe of Delp’s car. Two charcoal grills were found to have been lit inside the bathtub causing the room to fill with smoke. A suicide note was paper-clipped to the neck of his T-shirt, which read: “Mr. Brad Delp. ‘J’ai une âme solitaire’. I am a lonely soul.” Delp left four sealed envelopes in his office addressed to his children, his former wife Micki, his fiancée, and another unnamed couple. He was 55 years old. The following day, Boston’s website was temporarily shut down, the webmaster having replaced their home page with a simple black background and white text message: “We’ve just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll.”

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