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On April 23, 1991, Johnny Thunders (former guitarist for the New York Dolls and punk solo artist) died of mysterious circumstances in room #37 (now room #7) of the St. Peter Guest House in New Orleans, LA.

While the N.O.P.D. ruled the case an overdose, toxicology results indicated that Thunders had not consumed enough drugs to overdose. In addition, he had been recovering from addiction with methadone treatment for several months.

Dee Dee Ramone spoke to Thunders' rhythm guitarist, Stevie Klasson, after Johnny had died. Klasson stated that Thunders "had gotten mixed up with some bastards... who ripped him off for his methadone supply. They had given him LSD and then murdered him."

Thunders was 38 years old.

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