The Truth Behind Unexpected Death Of Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow
Late Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow had an exceptional music career with his band that spanned over three decades including monumental studio albums such as ‘Mental Health,’ ‘Condition Critical,’ ‘QR III,’ and more as well as countless chart hits which made the band one of the greatest artists of hard rock with whom DuBrow worked until his tragic passing in 2007.
Initially, Quiet Riot was first formed by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni in 1975, who recruited Kevin DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth. The lineup actually disbanded only four years after when Rhoads decided to join Ozzy Osbourne‘s solo band, after personally enlisting Greg Leon as his replacement. The band’s name was changed to DuBrow for a brief time period when the lineup of members included Leon, Chuck Wright, Frankie Banali, with brothers Tony and Carlos Cavazo.
DuBrow was actually fired from Quiet Riot in February 1987, however, he gathered with his former bandmates including Carlos Cavazo, Kenny Hillery, and Pat Ashby in a new band named ‘Heat’ a few years after. Since Quiet Riot was disbanded by the time they formed a band, they decided to rename themselves as Quiet Riot in June 1991 and DuBrow remained the band’s frontman until his passing in 2007. Let’s break down the tragic story behind how the brilliant musician passed away after an overdose.
Kevin DuBrow Overdosed By Cocaine, Painkillers, and Alcohol
After his friends had been unable to contact the successful vocalist for a week when he didn’t show up for Thanksgiving dinner hosted by his friend and musician Glenn Hughes, Kevin DuBrow was found dead at his home in Las Vegas on November 25, 2007. According to Hughes, DuBrow had told him that he had wanted to make changes in his lifestyle just a few days before he was found dead which made his passing even more unexpected.
After the examination, it was revealed that Quiet Riot frontman was passed away on November 19, 2007, at the age of 52, and the cause of death was a fatal overdose by an unbelievable combination of cocaine, alcohol, and painkillers, all together. His body was buried at Pacific View Cemetery in Corona del Mar, California next to his stepfather Harold Mandell, with a traditional burial ceremony including a rabbi presiding over his funeral service on November 30, 2007.