How Did Shannon Hoon Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Shannon Hoon Death

The rock singer Shannon Hoon passed away at age 28, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Lead singer of the rock group Blind Melon whose career was cut short by a drug overdose. He has also collaborated with groups like Guns N’ Roses.

Rebelling against the glam rock scene in 1990s Los Angeles, he and his band were inspired by classic rockers Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Best known for their single “No Rain,” Blind Melon was a staple on MTV and had their debut album peak at #3 on the Billboard chart.

How did Shannon Hoon die?

Drug Overdose caused Shannon Hoon's death in 1995.

Today, we mark the latter, as it’s been 20 years since Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon died of a heart attack brought on by a cocaine overdose.

Information about the death of Shannon Hoon
Cause of deathDrug Overdose
Age of death28 years
ProfessionRock Singer
BirthdaySeptember 26, 1967
Death dateOctober 21, 1995
Place of deathNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Place of burialN/A


"You start wanting to see a different place every day."

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"I want to do more. I'm never satisfied with what I've done."

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"I'll close my eyes really, really tight and make you all go away."

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"I'm in road-coma at the moment. But it's OK. I think you subliminally become a junkie of being on the road. As much as you think you're burnt out, the minute you get off you go stir crazy and you just wanna go right back."

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"We all enjoy the band and what we're doing, but we know this isn't gonna last forever."

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