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One of four keyboardists who performed with the Grateful Dead, he played with the band for over a decade and also wrote several of the group’s hit songs, including “Easy to Love You” and “Hell in a Bucket.”
Prior to his involvement with the Grateful Dead, he formed a country rock group called Silver that released one 1970s hit song, “Wham Bam.”
Tragically, he died of a drug overdose at the age of thirty-seven.
How did Brent Mydland die?
Brent Mydland's death was caused by drug overdose.
Brent Mydland died at his home in Lafayette, California, on July 26, 1990, shortly after completing the Grateful Dead’s summer tour. An autopsy conducted by the Contra Costa Coroner’s office revealed that Mydland had died of acute cocaine and morphine intoxication.
|Cause of death||Drug Overdose|
|Age of death||37 years|
|Birthday||October 21, 1952|
|Death date||July 26, 1990|
|Place of death||Lafayette, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary, California, United States|