Monday, 8 July 2013

The Death of Steve Marriott and a Very Scary Coincedence

When Steve Marriott, frontman and guitarist of Humble Pie and the Small Faces, died at age 44 back in 1991, nobody was really surprised to hear that he was gone. He had a strong cocaine habit, and he was also a heavy smoker and drinker. The cause of his death was the shocker: house fire. Steve was alone when he died, so we can never know exactly what happened, but it is speculated that Marriott, exhausted and jet lagged, lit a cigarette, fell asleep and dropped it, which caught the house on fire. Firefighters found his body next to his bed as if he was trying to escape.
It's a sad, strange story, but thanks to an obscure old article, it's about to get stranger. It doesn't matter if this is true or not, point is, Steve Marriott stated in an interview in a 1975 CREEM magazine that when he was fourteen, he was smoking cigarettes in the school washroom, dropped one, and burnt down part of the school.
Wow. What a coincedence. Either there was some crazy karma going on here or Stevie really was the victim of a vengeful fate...

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