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Pete Ham Death – Another Musician Who Will Be Forever 27

Tweet Pete Ham, founding member of Badfinger, singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player, died on the 24th of April in 1975, just 3 days before his 28th birthday. He was 27 years and 362 days old when he committed suicide by hanging himself in his garage at his home in Surrey, in southern England. A coroner’s report stated that Ham’s blood alcohol level was 0.27% when he died (that extra 27 is just a coincidence, of course), but the death was from self-asphyxiation – the alcohol was apparently for courage to accomplish the suicide. Ham left a goodbye note for … Continue reading

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