Former Weezer bassist dead at 40

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    deelytful1 *~a mere mortal~*

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  3. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    A suspected overdose, according to Daily Mail.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...y-Welsh-dies-40-Twitter-death-prediction.html

    In a bizarre twist, he apparently predicted his death on Twitter. A planned suicide?

     
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    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    Isn't he the one who disappeared? IIR, Weezer had a band member who just up and left, and was reported missing. I may be getting the band confused, but I'm pretty sure it was Weezer.

    Yes, this was the same guy.

    Via Wikipedia:

    Mikey Welsh left Weezer in 2001 for reasons that were left unclear to the public for several years after it happened. It was eventually revealed that he did in fact have a nervous breakdown due to drug use, undiagnosed mental conditions, and the constant wear of touring. The combination of these factors ultimately led Welsh to attempt suicide via drug overdose.[3] He was checked in to a psychiatric hospital sometime during August 2001.[14] He later spoke about the ordeal in an interview with the website Rock Salt Plum:


    Basically, a lifetime of doing drugs and being undiagnosed as having disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder finally caught up with me when I was 30 years old. At the beginning of a 3-month European tour with Weezer, I started slowly falling apart. Without getting too graphic, by the time the tour was winding up, my weight had gone down to about 140lbs (I'm 6'2") [63,5 kg - 1,88 m] and mentally completely wiped out. When I returned to the States, my family had made plans for me to see a psychiatrist in Boston. First though, we had to play a few dates around the U.S., and perform on The Tonite (sic) Show (which ended up being my last performance with Weezer). By the time I got to Boston, I was having a complete nervous breakdown. It ended with a severe suicide attempt (an overdose). I was found and rushed to the hospital where I had come to within minutes of my heart completely stopping. I was in a coma for a few days, and woke up in a lockdown psychiatric ward.

    —Mikey Welsh, Feb. 2007 Rock Salt Plum Interview[3]



    That dream wasn't a dream.
     
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    ~RIP Mikey~
     

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