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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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Randy Morrison    

No one hardly knows who the band is, let alone the loser who hasn't played with them in a decade...next story please TMZ.

1046 days ago
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Officialmagicpg.com    

We was 40 years old? What's up with all the gramatical errors lately?

1046 days ago
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Mega502    

Weezer said it best....We Are All On Drugs

1046 days ago
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raven    

so sad. another musician fallen. :(

1046 days ago
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James Worley    

Here is a YouTube channel created for Mikey by a female aquaintance of his. There are 2 videos giving a rare look at Mikey as he paints in his studio.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MikeyWelshArt

1046 days ago
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Muppet    

Why didn't someone help him when they read his tweets? Sounds to me like they screamed depressed and suicidal. What a shame he died so young. RIP

1046 days ago
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bunny    

"We was 40 years old."

1046 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

A self-fulfilling prophecy.

1046 days ago
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B    

Good job TMZ, we was just wondering why people don't take your website seriously.

1046 days ago
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Anna    

SAY IT AINT SOOOOO

1046 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

"We was 40 years old." ?TMZ

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