Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence

Real Name:
Michael Kelland John Hutchence
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Best known as the lead singer of the Australian band INXS,who he fronted for a period covering three decades from the late 70s to the 90s.

Born : January 22, 1960 // North Sydney, NSW, Australia
Died : November 22, 1997 // Sydney, NSW, Australia

On November 21, 1997, Hutchence was in Sydney to promote INXS's twentieth-anniversary reunion tour and their tenth studio album, Elegantly Wasted. However, on November 22, 1997, as his band mates waited for him in a recording studio, a hotel maid at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Double Bay, Sydney, discovered Hutchence's body. Although much speculation has always surrounded Hutchence's death, a coroner's inquest ruled that the 37-year-old rock star had committed suicide during a "depressive state" by hanging himself with his belt after having ingested a combination of beer, champagne, vodka, cocaine, the anti-depressant Prozac, and other prescription drugs.

Michael was cremated and his ashes divided into thirds. His father and mother each received 1/3 of his remains, as did his partner, Paula Yates. His father, Kelland, spread his share of Michael's ashes in Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour. A solo album, Michael Hutchence, was released posthumously.

Michael's grave site is located at the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
Delhi Road, North Ryde 2113
Sydney
New South Wales Australia
Phone: (02) 9887-2033
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