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Sid Vicious Died Thirty-Five Years Ago Today

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Thirty-five years ago, a young Sid Vicious committed suicide in Greenwich Village, after reportedly stabbing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death. Where do the broken-hearted go? Sid Vicious seems like one of those people who was destined to die young, and not go through the inevitable painful transitions that come with growing older, trying to find meaning in life, and dealing with constantly changing times. He himself said:

I’ll probably die by the time I reach 25. But I’ll have lived the way I wanted to.

And that’s more than many people can say for their lives. RIP Sid Vicious.

Did Nancy Spungen And Sid Vicious Have A Suicide Pact?

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The death of young Nancy Spungen is still one of the most haunting deaths in rock music. It’s widely believed and accepted that Sid Vicious is the one who stabbed his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen to death. There are other conspiracy theorists, who believe that Sid Vicious didn’t murder Nancy at all, but shoddy police work led to ignoring other potential suspects and leads.

We had a death pact. Please bury me next to my baby. Bury me in my black leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots.

– Sid Vicious’ Suicide Note

But another theory that has been floated around is that Nancy Spungen and Sid Vicious had a suicide pact. People who believe that theory point out several pieces of evidence, one comes from a book that Nancy Spungen’s mother Deborah Spungen wrote about her called And I Don’t Want To Live This Life, in which Nancy claimed hauntingly that she didn’t want to live to be twenty-one:

I’m going to die very soon. Before my 21st birthday. I won’t live to be 21. I’m never going to be old. I don’t ever want to be ugly and old. I’m an old lady now anyhow. I’m 80. There’s nothing left. I’ve already lived a whole lifetime. I’m going out. In a blaze of glory.

And the other piece of evidence is the suicide note Sid Vicious left pictured above, which says:

We had a death pact. Please bury me next to my baby. Bury me in my black leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots.

Wrestler Sid Vicious Had A Similar Leg Break As Anderson Silva

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Sid Eudy was a 6’9″ professional wrestler who was best known as Sid Vicious, a name that he took from Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. Wrestling is known for appropriating names from other famous people or trademarks and using them as their own.

Sid Vicious had an unfortunate end to his career, when he wrestled for the now-defunct WCW (World Championship Wrestling). While the circumstances surrounding the break were very different than what happened to MMA fighter Anderson Silva, the grotesque and shocking nature of the injury is pretty similar and very hard to watch. I would even argue that Sid Vicious’ injury looked even worse. Since Anderson Silva lost to Chris Weidman via leg break, Sid Vicious’ shocking injury has been trending around social media.

Sid Vicious’ injury occurred because the Alanta-based WCW wanted him to start using more moves, and he disagreed because he felt because of his size he didn’t need to and wasn’t capable of pulling them off. He was unfortunately more right than he probably realized when he tried to pull off a move off the ring ropes and ended up snapping his leg. The video is below, but as a warning, it’s very graphic.

Shepard Fairey Hosts Exhibition Devoted To Sid Vicious, Called “Superman Is Dead”

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Sid Vicious, the bassist of the Sex Pistols, died at only twenty-one years old, but the effect he has left on the music, art, and fashion world has been profound. His image is so iconic that famous artist Shepard Fairey has recently hosted an exhibition in Los Angeles dedicated to Sid Vicious called “Superman is dead,” or S.I.D. and it is a collaboration with photographer Dennis Morris and his backstage photos of Sid Vicious. Shepard Fairey also is exhibiting his artwork of Sid Vicious, and it’s selling for thousands of dollars.

Shepard Fairey is best known for his ubiquitous “Obey Giant” street-level marketing, which bore the visage of pro wrestler Andre The Giant. Fairey has also had his fair share of controversy regarding plagiarism with his artwork, from his famous portrait of Barack Obama to accusations that he heavily borrowed from various obscure artwork and design to create his own work. Click here to find out more about the exhibition.

Video Of Sid Vicious Singing “My Way”

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Who knew that Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols was a singer too. In this rare video, Sid Vicious does a mocking version of the sentimental song “My Way,” made famous by Frank Sinatra. In the middle of the video the song is given a punk makeover, and Sid Vicious’ performance still shows that to this day, he may have been the archetype of what a UK punk rocker should be like. If anyone has any idea where Sid Vicious is performing this song, leave a comment with the answer!