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Ex-Weezer Bassist

Dead at 40

10/9/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bassist Mikey Welsh -- who played for Weezer from 1998-2001 -- was found dead in a Chicago hotel room yesterday afternoon after a suspected drug overdose.

According to Chicago police, Welsh was found unresponsive on the floor of his room at the Rafaello hotel after failing to check out on time.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today -- but according to authorities, narcotics are suspected as the cause of death.

According to the band's website, Welsh left the group in 2001 after suffering a nervous breakdown. We was 40 years old.

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Danielle    

I live in Chicago and heroin is everywhere, especially the west side. I know because I just got off it in August. RIP.

922 days ago
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Danielle    

I live in Chicago and heroin is everywhere. I use to do it so I know. RIP

922 days ago
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Max    

rest in peace~

922 days ago
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CountryGal    

40 years old? Way too young. RIP

922 days ago
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Spencer B in MD    

On Sept 26, this is what Mikey Tweeted:

"dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today."

922 days ago
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Spencer B in MD    

Here is a link to Mikey's Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/MikeyWelsh71/status/118305899923259392

922 days ago
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CountryGal    

Wow I didn't believe he really tweeter that so I went to check it out. How weird is that? It's like Lisa "left eye" Lopez when she made that video and kept saying she was going to die, then she did.

922 days ago
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numerologist    

numerology for Mikey Welsh:


http://edpetersonnumerology.com/2011/10/09/numerology-for-mikey-welsh/


R.I.P.

922 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Not surprised.

Drugs and music groups go hand-in-hand.

922 days ago
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Tom C.    

He's a real profit, predicting his own death from a drug overdose...a genius too.

922 days ago
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Christy    

After seeing that tweet I wonder if it was a suicide by drug overdose.

922 days ago
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Mikey    

Drugs are cool. Good for him, he finally got noticed.

922 days ago
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atex    

Very, very sad.....think it was a planned suicide too, there were several signs on his facebook page that would point to that (offering art for sale in the last few weeks and indicating the value would 'increase exponentially upon his expiration', among other things)...he was bi-polar, something that is so brutal and misunderstood- the medication to control it has horrific side effects....I think he also had some traumatic experiences in his life that he just couldn't get past....a very open and personable person with his fans who shared the good, bad and ugly....seemed like an incredibly loving but troubled man who couldn't find peace...I feel so very sorry for his parents, wife and kids (pray that his son doesn't inherit his bi-polar)...may he find the peace he couldn't find here on earth. This was not the typical spoiled, ungrateful rock star who O'D....

922 days ago
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Claus    

Damn... Rest in peace Mikey =w= Time to put on the green album.

922 days ago
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who dat    

Was he ever on Celebrity Rehab? Time to start keeping track.

922 days ago
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