Former Weezer band member turned artist Mikey Welsh's death Saturday at the age of 40 was a shock to many fans.
But People magazine reports the bassist eerily tweeted the time and place of his death two weeks prior.
According to the publication, Welsh wrote a note on the social networking site on September 26 which read, "dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today." He then added a second tweet that said "correction – the weekend after next."
According to Chicago police, Welsh was found "unresponsive and not breathing" on Saturday at the Raffaello Hotel. He was reportedly in town to see his former band perform Sunday at Chicago's RiotFest. As of Monday, a cause of death had not yet been determined.
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maybe we should check all his tweets.no telling what else he may have predicted
Rest in peace, Mikey. Thank you for the musical gifts you shared with us in your very short life. We are enriched by you.
There is never a simple answer to reasons for death... if he died because of natural causes or if he killed himself – he is still dead. In either case, a bright light went out in the musical world.
Its quite obvious that he commited suicide and told everyone when he was gonna do it. We are better off without him. Good Riddance!
And, precisely, why wish good riddance to anyone other than a despot or evil soul?
conrad you should sell that story its creepy and could make you money as for him i agree my cousin died after my brother dreamt it 4 hours before he died he got shot by some thug later that evening and it was even on the news
I will never understand why people read an article and then comment, "Why is this news?" because you read it and cared enough to comment is my guess. I don't click on anything I'm not interested in, so you really make yourself look foolish when you write things like that.
It's not uncommon for people to have dreams the foreshadow real events. I've known some people and had a few dreams myself. I wish there was more scientific research on the subject to "legitmize" this concept.
Very sad that this grim prediction came true. Prayers to his family and friends.
Sorry to hear about his death, weezer is and allways will be a great band
I had a dream last night that I was eating a big marshmallow. When I woke up my pillow was gone. Weird.
I agree with you
Just because if you dont believe in premonitions doesnt mean he committed suicide. Some of you people are really closed minded. These things happen more than you would think. Premonitions that is. Actually my friends say I'm crazy because the day before Michael Jackson died I had a dream about him. The day before Corey Haim died, I had a dream about him. And the day before Heath Ledger died, I had a dream about him. Weird huh? But its true, and it really freaks me out to be to be honest. Ive had a lot of weird things happen like that.
Me too I have these weird dreams about people before they die!!! And yesterday I had a dream about you Matt...
I have dreams that most always come true. From Government, to Politics, all the way down to people I do not know.
the band sucked after he left. went to nerd rap crap from the origanel mellow folk grunge i liked so much.
dude was an artist also kinda a shame he is gone
you are all stupid, i am literally shaking as i type this. due to the fact that 75 percent of the human population in the united states reads at a 6th grade level makes me sick. But to actually watch them crawl out of there cyber soaked pathetic "people" life's, just to rant ignorantly is more then disheartening. Its all these people on here that create an audience for shows like "the real housewives", the same people that keep the tabloids on the shelves. ETF, minimize before we have nothing to fight for, when i see this stuff it makes me realize how close we are to global eradication.
It is more than disheartening to watch many users(of this comment section) crawl out of their cyber-soaked pathetic "people" lives – especially those who rant incessantly.
There. Fixed that for ya.
Oh, and by the way...
The use of the term "all" in your first sentence is disingenuous. All absolutes are wrong.
It was a cry for help, not a prediction. I love this band and am saddened by this.
Deja Vu. Not that uncommon. We really don't understand the mind or time for that matter. But, Ignorance is bliss. An I am quite blissed.
This is news??
Weezer – rhymes with tweezer.....
Also rhymes with 'geezer'. He was 40, y'know.
Self-fulfilling prophecy. It would be my future caucasian mother in law would kiss me on cheek and grab my A$$. "You are such handsome boy to marry my daughter's eggs". She will squeeze my back. Wooooah.. Horrible dream at night.
Self-fufilling prophecy shouldn't exist.
Was following Mikey on Facebook....mostly because we are both artists and Bipolar....in late Summer it became clear that he was crashing after being manic for who knows how long (at lea...it was actually hard to watch. Started tuning in again last week and was hoping I'd find a guy that got some help....looked like he was traveling, showing and making art. From many of his past posts, his =w= days saw a lot of drug use, but he didn't mention anything in the present. Too bad he couldn't continue. RIP Mikey.
What's with this weird thing that bass players are always making the news by dying? When's the last time you heard of a drummer dying?
Jimmy Sullivan- Avenged Sevenfold.
Keith Moon – The Who
John Bonham – Led Zeppelin
well, my sister (RIP) did the same, predicted her premature death three weeks before it happened.
WHY ISN'T ANYONE QUESTIONING IF HE WAS THREATENED? IT WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST TIME SOMEONE RELATED TO A MAINSTREAM BAND WAS. Enough related people knew he was at the hotel and made contact with visiting his old band. MAYBE PEOPLE WERE ANGRY THEY WEREN'T MAKING MONEY OFF OF HIM. DID HE BREAK A CONTRACT? He could have very well been threatened in during his sleep by way of electronic or satteliite means connected to his bedroom. Sure seems like that practice is Entertainment industry/media/government wide and they are continuing to get AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT QUESTIONING THE MANY, MANY MEANS our military and prisons torture those who are captured. Do not ever forget the Entertainment industries have historically and currently have a very solid relationship with our military and government forces with regard to technology. Maybe the man's mental illness was from the people he had to come in contact with to get where he did in the entertainment industry. There sure is enough money hungry people in this world including easy pay-offs with the economy the way it is. There have been way too many entertainment deaths written off to suicides and drug overdoses of people no longer using. It's an easy way for our local governments to say, we are not going to deal with the truth because we're too afraid of the mobsters, gang leaders and in actuality we do not have the money to pay for a full investigation. THIS HAS TO CHANGE People and these corrupt practices as in the Michael Jackson case have to be put to rest once and for all. I am confident eventually it will. Just read how long it took to publish books on the inside of the music and film business corrupt practices. There are a lot of very good, hard-working people in those businesses who want the corruption to end but it is going to take the public to help by not writing off these cases to the individual's drug use or mental states.
WHY ISN'T ANYONE QUESTIONING IF WAS THREATENED? IT WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST TIME SOMEONE RELATED TO A MAINSTREAM BAND WAS. Enough related people knew he was at the hotel and made contact with visiting his old band. MAYBE PEOPLE WERE ANGRY THEY WEREN'T MAKING MONEY OFF OF HIM. DID HE BREAK A CONTRACT? He could have very well been threatened in during his sleep by way of electronic or sateliite mean coneected to his bedrroom. Sure seems like that practice is Entertainment industry/media/government wide and they are continuing to get AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT QUESTIONING THE MANY, MANY MEANS our military and prisons torture those who are captured. Do not ever forget the Entertainment industries have historically and currently have a very solid relationship with our military and government forces with regard to technology. Maybe the man's mental illness was from the people he had to come in contact with to get where he did in the entertainment industry. There sure is enough money hungry people in this world including easy pay-offs with the economy the way it is. There have been way too many entertainment deaths written off to suicides and drug overdoses of people no longer using. It's an easy way for our local governments to say, we are not going to deal with the truth because we're too afraid of the mobsters, gang leaders and in actuality we do not have the money to pay for a full investigation. THIS HAS TO CHANGE People and these corrupt practices as in the Michael Jackson case have to be put to rest once and for all. I am confident eventually it will. Just read how long it took to publish books on the inside of the music and film business corrupt practices. There are a lot of very good, hard-working people in those businesses who want the corruption to end but it is going to take the public to help by not writing off these cases to the individual's drug use or mental states.
Wow....85% of you people are screwed up to post things like "Oh well" and then crack a joke about his death, what's wrong with you guys? Glad I'm not American because if you represent that country's ethics then we're ALL in trouble, I think I'll just stay on the Canadian side where at least we believe in compassion. (Okay, now you can let the witty, educated, Anti-Canadian comments fly which I'm sure you will). No wonder your country's at war with itself, wake up guys, you're not the center of universe any more.
It's not a prediction, it's called a suicide note. Rumors are that he overdosed.
Look up self fulfilling prophecy and delete this article.
basically he put on twitter that he would die and he made sure it happened. this is suicide.
My brother, a PhD physicist, dreamed the details of my dad's death three weeks before they happened. He told me he was horrified when events started fitting the dream as they sat around the breakfast table, but didn't want to say anything, and then the worst happened. The only difference being in the dream he could tell what my dad was thinking and feeling as he hurried down the hall to the bedroom to try to slow his heart - a tremendous sense of purpose, but strangely that purpose was fulfilled when he collapsed beside the bed, and he burst through to some other place. So, it happens - unless my brother made up the story, or I did, or I misremember it - please apply skepticism at all appropriate times of course.
See all you non-believers, there are some dreams that convey relevant information to you, as it states in the Bible, dreams can be more than 'just a dream.'
We all know dreams are not meaningless. they are a view of wha tyou feel and what you have experienced day to day. he likely had been contemplating suicide and made it look like he predicted it. he basically did the same thing your bible does. It makes prophecies that anyone could easily fulfill and when it happens you get to claim the bible was right. its highly absurd. i could say that tomorrow i will eat a turkey sandwich for lunch. to pull it off all i have to do is eat one the next day for lunch.
your bible is a farce that you have been a victim of your entire life. talking sankes, donkeys and bushes. how gullible do you have to be to believe that garbage?
@ Kevin- your ignorance is showing.
My grand-pa said that he was going to be buried in the new veteran's cemetary not 5 minutes before he stood up and had a heart attack and died. I've heard of many people who have "predicted" their deaths. My husband's grandmother sent her granddaughter to the store to buy some heart burn medicine after telling the granddaughter that she was going to get ready to go see her husband (husband had passed 10 years before), and when the granddaughter returned grandmother had passed away.
In his dreams, Mikey may have seen the hotel that he was in and realized that it was in Chicago...and knowing that he was going there is why he gave a time frame. i don't think that he killed himself...
I agree. When I was in high school, one of my sister's classmates said that he didn't think he was going to make it to graduation. A few months later he died in a freak 4 wheeling accident.
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you mean Illuminati?
There is no scientific explanation for this, and I can't help but chalk it up to coincidence without going into some pretty absurd conjecture but I have dreamt events that have come to pass. Most bizarre is how chance-occurrence, specific and detailed but also inconsequential these things I dreamt were. If would be pretty amazing if some legitimate form of foresight could be accessed by our brain while we are dreaming. However I'm sure there is a more logical explanation.
there is a perfectly reasonable answer to this. he planned it. he wanted to die, gave a good date and went out with "mystery" behind his death so that perhaps he would be rememebered.
its called suicide.
Only In Dreams...
Of course he predicted his death. He wanted to die! It was planned all along and this was his suicide note in the electronic age.
When was the last time you dreamed of a TIME? Dude was making a coded suicide threat, and he followed through on it.
After reading these posts, all I can say is, God help us all.
Your name is ironic since you mention god as a way to save us. God is not real and only idiots believe one does.
Reading some of these posts, we're going to need it.
I do hereby predict that I will die.
You who believe that this was a "prediction", as well as the author of this article are morons. It was a telegraphed suicide. Period. Let's see, this guy goes on twitter to tell everyone when and where he will OD and die and then follows through and this is prophetic? Nope, just average communication. By the way, if this guy left behind children, then he is a loser, in my opinion. Now his children have to live with their father's very public suicide. He was too selfish to even keep it private, for the sake of his kids. Too bad all the drugs didn't steralize him!
Who the hell is Wheeser?? And who really cares. Isn't there more newworthy stories out there? Over medicated rockers are old news. They abuse their bodies and I'm supposed to feel sorry for them after I work my ass off trying to make ends meet?? Not a chance. I simply don't care about dopers............
Who the hell is Lou Papadapoulis? Didn't he ball my sister? Nothing better to do ...
Suicidal. Depression. Someone should have reached out to him, it was a cry for help.
I love weezers music. The death of Mikey is sad and unfortunate. But his prediction of when he would die or where is way to specific and detailed. It makes me wonder if he planned to commit suicide specifically that week and place and felt the need to follow through on his "prediction"
But if he really did die without committing suicide than that would be super scary.
R.I.P. Mr. Mikey Welsh
Why do you make a joke about someone dying? It's isnt really funny. I mean, if you laugh at some of these stupid jokes, your DNA pool hasent evolved and your the one that needs to be recycled till your family gene pool gets it right. The guy had a talent,a gift. Your a bunch of idiots.
It's possible, Abraham Lincoln dreamed of his death just before he was shot.
If predicting your death means letting everyone know when you'll kill yourself with drugs, then, yes, he predicted his own death. Moron.
That is to weird. For one, the time and death was publicated then corrected. The next thing you know it comes true. That sounds like it was planned to me. But, then you will ask yourself, if planned then why tell everyone when it will happen. Just so weird.
yup. he predicted it. even if he did plan it, he said he would be dead at this time and he is.
If the coroners report shows he died of natural causes (heart attack) then this truly is something extrodinary. But I would bet that he overdosed or had some hand in the cause of his own demise.
This is sad, strange news indeed. Mikey was a painter before he joined the band (Green Album days) and left the band after a breakdown and went back to a reclusive life as an artist. he very publicly dealth with mental illness and addiction. He could often be found around Boston after he had left the band, often times incoherant and hanging around on the post office steps. I loved this band in my Middle school/High school years right through the Green Album but definitely started to outgrow the new generic pop sound they became. Mikey, I hope you are now at peace....you will be missed by many. This probably was a suicide. And to most of you saying you wish that he had gone to a doctor....you go say to any doc "I had a dream that I had a heart attack" and see what kind of work up you get other than a laugh. Especially at only 40 years old.
What the he!! is wrong with some of you people???
I didn't know the band or the guy, but come on, the guy is DEAD. Died young, to boot. Given my age, I would have been dead for years if I had died when I was forty. When I think of all I would have missed if I had died then, it's scary and sad. This guy was a PERSON, a human being. Why are you people mocking him and posting disgusting offensive things here? How would you feel if some a$$wipe did that when you died – more to the point, how do you think your family would feel? (Yeah, I know, YOU wouldn't feel a thing)
I don't get the kind of "humor", if you call it that, that writes disgusting, scatological things about people who have just died. I don't know anything about this guy but if all you can do is be offensive, save it for face book. At least that way anybody who Does find this kind of garbage amusing, will have gone looking for it. Oh, but then you wouldn't be hiding behind anonymity. If you had to publicly own up to having written some of this garbage, would you have said it? If you had to put your real name to it, would you be embarassed? If you wouldn't, you need to grow up and get out of your mamma's basement! Even if you are commenting on someone who was a horrible person, whose death, in your opinion, makes the world a better place, there is no need to say anything other than just that. There is no need to be egregiously offensive just for the sake of it. That's wildly immature.
QDrake..I agree with you 100%. What a bunch of immature, heartless children. Even when a child dies, some act as if it is some kind of joke. Grow up, get an education and try contributing something valuable to the world we live in!
Totally agree with your QDrake. I usually don't read the comments on deaths, but was curious because of the Tweet. Now I regret it. These people don't have any respect for other human beings. It's just sad.
WHO CARES, ANOTHER NO TALET OFFS HIMSELF WITH DRUGS?
Wow, shut up.
You have a spot in hell waiting for you dueche bag
Compassion is a wonderful, powerful, and easy-to-live human trait. You should look into it.
By the way. That key just below the CAPS LOCK key is called a "shift" key. It is most often used when one wishes to capitalize a letter at the beginning of a sentence, capitalize the beginning of a proper noun, or to capitalize several letters in a row (such as an acronym or abbreviation).
Oops I forgot. the word is "talent", not "talet." There. Fixed that for ya.
Do you have no TALET?
It looks much more like a 'suicide note' than a prediction. Only family members and close friends could possibly know the truth behind this.
It would have been believable if he did not correct himself to say weekend after next. Who is ever aware of the date in their dream, and who remembers days later or when he reposted of that date. Suicide.
I agree completely . . . ..suicide
Well, he dreamed it happened in Chicago, and if he already had his travel plans made then yes – he might have corrected the date. That said, nobody will know for sure until the toxicology tests come back.
To be fair, he didn't live in Chicago so if he were in Chicago in his dream, he would've known the date. It's just a logical deduction. How did he know he was in Chicago? Well that part we don't know. Maybe he had a whole thing before he died in his dream – went to the show or checked into the hotel. I'm with you though. It definitely seems like suicide to me. It's a shame. He wasn't in Weezer for long but I liked his art.
Very true very true. But why did he change the weekend? Did he dream of Chicago then turn around and change his flight plans, therefore changed his prediction. In that case wouldn't the dream be obsolete. Haha anyways good point guys, I didnt think of that.
I guess he knew it was on that weekend since the concert was scheduled. Maybe when he posted he just said this weekend forgetting that it was weekend after next. Ergo the correction. Will look forward to knowing the truth.
Was he the gay guy that dated weezer?
sure, if you call suicide predicting your death
so... he committed suicide. okay, then.
@ JazGalaxy Thanks for the info. I, for one, didn't know that about the band. @Lawrence- you may be right, also! I guess nobody will actually know until the autopsy comes in. RIP!
Weezer is such a fantastic band. So sad to read of this great man's death at such a young age. He had a premonition that proved to be true. Maybe we all do when our time comes. I just wish he would have gone to a heart doctor, a cardiologist, for his own benefit. I love Weezer's music and I mourn the passing of this fine young man. I know I am informed and up on modern music and modern culture. Why are so many people unaware of what is going on in our culture. I am disgusted by the ignorance of those who post who have no clue who anyone of note is in this world. My sadness at his passing. Please bless us all.
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Let's see... join a band at the moment they start a 3 year hiatus, tour with them for approximately one year, suffer a nervous breakdown from drug use and (amusingly enough) "the strain of touring", quit the business and move to Brattleboro VT (enough to make anyone want to whack themselves), to focus on an "art career". He travels to Chicago to see a concert of the band he left? Yep, whacked himself.
He didn't live in Brattleboro. He lived in Burlington VT, which is an amazing City. Mikey was Kind and always friendly to me. I really liked him as an Artist and considered him a friend. He told me he left the band because the instant fame and having anything you want just handed to you was a lot to handle and he got carried away, Probably a majority of would indulge given the situation. At least he knew (then) he had to make a change. I know he loved his family and adored his child. We had great conversations about our kids, Art, music and even snowboarding. He did a line of Snowboards for Burton a few years ago that he was really proud of. I'm really bummed he is gone.
Jeff - Thank you for humanizing the artist. People who don't have the decency to remember that they are talking about a person with family, friends, and a soul hide behind the annonimity of the internet to to say some truly hurtful things.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Jeff, I apologize PROFUSELY for confusing Burlington and Brattleboro. I would never want to curse the fine people of Burlington, by comparing them to Brattleboro.
Weezer is such a fantastic band. So sad to read of this great man's death as such a young age. he had a prmonition that proved to be I just wish he would have gone to a heart doctor, a cardiologist, for his own benefit. I love Weezer's music and I mourn the passing of this fine young man. I know I am up on modern music and modern culture. Why are so many people unaware of what is going on in our culture. I am disgusted y the ignorance of those who post who have no clue who anyone of note is in this world. My sadness at his passing. Please bless us all.
or is it a suicide note, and a self-induced heart attack?
"As of Monday, a cause of death had not yet been determined." ????
I'm going to go with, heart attack while sleeping.
Toxicology reports from an autopsy take weeks to come back; they would know by now whether he died of a heart attack. (But not a drug-induced one)
Sadly it was more of a plan than a prediction. You could tell from his Facebook postings (offering his art for sale and adding that the value would increase significantly if he 'expired prematurely', etc.) this was coming. No one seems to be mentioning that he was in Chicago to catch a show on Sunday night, but had booked his hotel only through Saturday. His personal life had really fallen apart lately and his struggles with being bi-polar and panic attacks had escalated. The medications to help with that are just horrible....I can't begin to imagine how hellish it is to live with those disorders. It seems like he really just wanted to be at peace.
Thank you for giving us the insight we would have liked to have read in the original media coverage of his death. Don't forget to be sure all the musicians related professionals and families you know are connected to MusiCares.org and to let the world know if they are not keeping up with their mission or lets the members of its community down in anyway. Best to you and yours.
This is kind of misnomer isn't it?
This guy was the guy who was in Weezer for like 10 minutes after Matt Sharp left the Band. I just recall an MTV news item about him freaking out (possibly on drugs) and running away from the band to the point where they couldn't find him for a few weeks. Ultimately he proved to unrelible and bizarre and they replaced him with the guy who has been their bassist for the past 10 years. I don't think he was ever recorded on an album.
He was undiagnosed and tried to kill himself with drugs...when the other members found out they had nothing to with him anymore. Some friends. I doubt that would have happened if he had cancer. It's not like he was speaking in tongues and trying to kill imaginary enemies. He moved on and tried to be productive with his life. And he was on the Green Album.
Ugh. You are really mean and uninformed. If you knew anything about him you would see that he was an incredibly nice, friendly, and giving person. And totally hilarious.
You will be missed.
GREAT dedication to YOU, Sir! www. youtube . com/ocdlove
Supernatural, you go on and on and on!
I've never heard of him nor his music but regardless if it was a suicide or not, my condolences goes out to his family and close friends. "Ten" you're a big ZERO and a moron!
I enjoyed Weezer -one of the few bands my kids listen to that actually had non-profane lyrics and a melody in their songs.
I am saddened by this loss, but it seems too odd to be a prediction or concidence.
Okay, he had a dream.....heart attack....didn't think about MAYBE going to the doctor & getting checked out? Just saying.....
Do you base your daily decisions on dreams?
I had a dream I was being chased by velociraptors through a stream of lava. Should I be worried that this might happen in real life?
you would burn if you stepped in lava trixie, don't be stupid
I had a scary dream once where my dead grandmother and my dead mother told me I had a bad heart and I needed a new one. Woke up shaking with an accelerating pulse and feeling faint. Felt like I was running a sprint race although I was sitting on the bed. Thought it was a heart attack. Wife called 911 and I got rushed to ER. 3 days in ICU with unexplained heart arrythmia (sp?). Did weeks of follow up tests and had many more smaller heart "episodes' as the Dr. called it. Still no explanation other than "subconcious anxiety". It went away and I feel fine. He should have had it checked.
Everyone knows a human can outrun a velociraptor in lava Trixie, don't be stupid!
Maybe he knew internally it was time to go and that's all he was meant to live. I had a friend (man in his 60's) when I was young that told me he knew he didn't have much longer. He died of a heart attack a week later. He was a bit psychic and knew it was his proper time to go and did not seek medical help. My youngest brother told me once he always knew he would never make 30. He passed away 5 days before his 30th birthday.
Dreams are the way the subconscious mind organizes all the input from the day. While it's unusual that he would have the specific date and place in his dream, it wouldn't be unusual for his subconscious mind to recognize that there's something wrong and try to warn him.
it could happen...ever see that movie jurassic park? the technology is not that far away you know...just like anti-lava boots....
Whoa weee whoa I am now with Buddy Holly
Ohh oh and with Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they said about me anyway
I don't care about that
Ooo-ee-oh I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh and you're Mary Tyler Moore
Apologies – I didn't see the joke. But MTM ain't dead.
1) Mikey did not look like Buddy Holly, Rivers did/does
2) Mikey did not write that song
3) He wasn't even a member of the band when that song was written
Nit Pickin'...it's a joke...give it another minute to settle in
4) Mary Tyler Moore isn't dead
@jackson – Really?! It was a freaking joke, however dark and morbid ( funny too). How about allow for a little literary license and stop being so damn serious.
"he didn't look like Buddy Holly"...duh!
Stupidest comment I have ever read.
First, I hope you're all in Jr. High. That you might be older and still having this conversation would be frightening. Second, GET OFF THE LIBRARY COMPUTER! and study do your English homework!
Fact #3: You are an IDIOT because your post has NOTHING to do with the article!
FACT #3 – Nobody cares!
Do we know the cause of death yet? Maybe he "predicted" his suicide.
I was thinking the SAME thing!
Thinking the same thing. This would the obvious conclusion....
Thought the same thing. Especially after he made a correction to which weekend it was. Dates don't enter into your dreams.
Obviously he was planning to commit suicide n he did. How come he didn't get hit by a bus.
Maybe he changed the date not because it entered in his dream however, since he was there for an actual event he knew the period he would have been there. Which ever way it would be interesting to find the cause of death. rip
Sadly that was the first thought I had....I hope this turns out not to be true.
Maybe he watched a creepy VHS video that shows a girl crawling out of a well...he got a phone call that said "you will die this weekend," and then another one later that said "sorry, I meant next weekend."
why would he do that on the day before he was to hang out with his old band. doesn't seem right.
Not saying he didn't commit suicide, I don't know. But I think its possible to foresee your own death. My grandmother 'predicted her own death'. There was a black coyote that showed up and kind of hung around outside the house for a week or so. Grandma was certain that the coyote had 'come for her' and began to carve an image of the Virgin Mary. We all thought she was old, delusional, and had really finally fully lost it etc., but she died that week just after painting her wood sculpture. Coincidentally, we didn't see the coyote any longer either ...
Even if that's the case, he was off by a week. Maybe he got cold feet and decided against it and waited a week later, or maybe he was one of those people that stresses about things obsessively and caused himself to have a heart attack. I'm pretty sure he didn't have a premonition or predict anything. Drugs and Alcohol can make you have really strange dreams, but the notion that somebody psychically predicted their own death is a bit ridiculous. If you want to dip into this bit of logic, look up James Randi on Youtube – he has some pretty strong arguments, not to mention impressive defeats of the people that would have you or anyone else believe this nonsense.
Didn't listen to his music, but this is eerie. Sorry for the lose and just don't know what else to say.
Never heard of this guy. Sorry he died, I guess. Was he one of those drug using rocker-types? If so it probably wasn't hard to predict.
Wow, thats some serious news reporting CNN. Thanks for being part of the problem.
No. Weezer is not your typical druggy rocker band. Im sure they've smoked weed(hash pipe) but they arent Motley Crue. They're fairly mainstream and well educated.
They aren't into drugs at all really. Heck, they one song describing what is probably the pain of having an alcoholic father. I've been a Weezer fan since even before they ended up with a couple songs on the charts. They don't really even like the "rocker scene". For the last month or so, they've been playing on a cruise ship. It's the Weezer cruise tour. The lead singer was even on a local news station somewhere for an interview and they started blaring one of his songs and it looked like he was going to freak out. Good band though. Incidentally, the former bassist was with them when they were the most popular with, maybe ironically, Hash Pipe on the billboards at #2.
@Chewstroke: CNN does have an entertainment section. Illiteracy is an issue too in this country – maybe you should work on that.
Weezer? really? who cares. It's horrible that another human being died, but Weezer? There are too many people dying ever day, are we now going to publish everyone's death as a main topic on CNN?
Weezer? I bet if you ask 100 people to name 2 songs by Weezer you would get less than 5 people who could.
Never heard of him
@Great Plains: At the end of the day, there are more people who knew this guy than know (or will ever know) you.
I'm a 59 year old professional musician and I know Weezer, most musicians I know and play with know Weezer, as do many non-musicians of many ages. I read CNN.com and appreciate this sort of post. I do not, however, believe that being unenlightened is an excuse for arrogant rants. Ignorance is not, contrary to some twisted dogma, bliss. It's just plain old ignorance. Grow up.
they are reporting that he called his death...some people cant predict what pants they are going to put on tomorrow...I think this is more then worthy news in the entertainment section
I don't buy it. It's not a "prediction" if it's done on purpose. It's either a cry for attention or a cry for help. If you tweet about your own death and then you die by your own hand, then you've simply stated what you're going to do. Not to say that it isn't sad.
"Never heard of him, who is this guy, cant name a song of theirs." Call me crazy, but are you not missing the point? He predicted his own death. Who he is, is a rather moot point.
This post is not relevant to Welsh's death. It does seem to have a connection to your own, though.
What's so happy about it???? Hope this is sarcasm or you have a warped sense of humor.
Rose: A cardiologist could have run tests on this man and found out his risks for heart attack. I can tell you have no medical background because your statement was so ridiculous that you came off sounding like a fool. You claimed that any doctor would laugh at a person like this, then you should question your own thinking. It is less than average.
I have known men who have had heart attacks in their 30's, and cardiologists realize this can happen. This man could have had high cholesterol and blocked arteries. Since the press is telling us that he had a heart attack, even at 40, it could have been detected or prevented and he could have been treated for it. Hope he is at peace now.
You're a prophet!!
mmmmmm ham sandwich....
He tried it once unsuccessfully in 2001...
F, just because you leave a successful band doesn't mean your life ends (pun intended). Many musicians leave to create new projects and collaborations or begin other artistic ventures, e.g. theater actors enter the studio, musicians become actors and graphic artists. Your jaded opinion is sad...NOW SHUT THE "F" UP!
I don't know why, but this is pretty funny. 8.5 for creativity.
I sure hope you are ready to be accused of a threat. This is a public site. What do you know about my prospective death?
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