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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Pronounced Legally Dead – Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock

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Motley Crue‘s ’80s excess is legendary and it really peaked out on Dec. 23, 1987 when the band’s bassist Nikki Sixx was declared legally dead of an overdose before he was eventually revived. While Motley Crue had been highly successful prior to Sixx’s overdose, it should be noted that arguably the band’s most successful release, ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ came after the incident.

Sixx has also gone on to form Sixx: A.M, has become a popular radio host, an author and an accomplished photographer in the years since his almost death. Sixx stated in December 2012 on the 25th anniversary of his near fatal overdose, “I am extremely grateful to be able to look back over these last 25 years and have all the memories that would of otherwise gone down in flames.”

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