Billy Dolls Murcia

Billy Dolls Murcia

Birth
High Bridge, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 6 Nov 1972 (aged 21)
Greater London, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 15004578 · View Source
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Billy Murcia, the original drummer for the New York Dolls, didn't last long. On the group's first tour of England in 1972, he mixed alcohol and drugs and suffered an overdose. All night long, reportedly, his girlfriend worked to keep him awake and alive -- evidently she never thought to seek medical assistance -- walking him continually around their hotel flat, putting him into a bathtub of cold water, and forcing black coffee into him. To no avail. The official cause of death was suffocation. He had drowned on the coffee, or choked, more likely, though "drowned," which reportedly appears on the death certificate, tends to dignify just a little the whole sorry episode. He was twenty-one.


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  • Created by: Reginald Reginald
  • Added: 21 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15004578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Dolls Murcia (6 Nov 1951–6 Nov 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15004578, ; Maintained by Reginald Reginald (contributor 46846131) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.