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The Death Of Alan Blind Owl Wilson Of Canned Heat, At 27

Tweet Alan Wilson, known as Blind Owl for his extreme nearsightedness, died at 27 years, 61 days old on September 3, 1970. The official cause of death was an overdose of barbiturates, and it has been generally assumed to be not an accident, even though there was no note or other indication left behind. His suicide was successful after at least 2 earlier attempts, and he was known to have been suffering from depression for some time before his death. He was staying with his friend and band-mate Bear Hites in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles at the time of his … Continue reading

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