On this day in 1979, 21-year-old punk legend and Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious – passed away following an alleged heroin overdose in New York.
Has it really been 37 years?
“I got this feeling I’m gonna die before I get old. I don’t know why. I just have this feeling” – Sid Vicious
The Birth Certificate of Simon John Ritchie, May 10th 1957, Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham, London
Anne Ritchie & Infant Sid
A Teenage Sid in flares and David Bowie T-Shirt – 1972
Sid in London
“WE HAD A DEATH PACT I HAVE TO KEEP MY HALF OF THE BARGAIN. PLEASE BURY ME NEXT TO MY BABY. BURY ME IN MY LEATHER JACKET, JEANS AND MOTOR CYCLE BOOTS … GOODBYE”
Sid on Stage
The Sun February 3rd 1979
February 2nd 1979
Images Courtesy of ‘The Sid Vicious Family Album’ – Ann Beverley/Virgin Books 1980