Shannon Hoon – Cause of Death, Age of Death, and Other Facts!

Shannon Hoon died at age 28, too young. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding rock singer Shannon Hoon's death.

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?

Shannon Hoon's death was caused by drug overdose.

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


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

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"I really enjoy the therapeutic value of writing songs."

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"I think we really almost burnt ourselves out on one record."

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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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"Keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die."

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