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Richard Shannon Hoon

Born: 1967-09-26 - Died: 1995-10-21
Cause of Death:
Drug Overdose


Death Summary: Shannon was found dead on his tour bus in New Orleans. He died from a drug overdose at the age of 28.

Who was Richard Shannon Hoon : Lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon.
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19 Signatures in Richard Shannon Hoon's guestbook

  1. Brandon Ostrander Says:

    Shannon Hoon in my opinion has made a long lasting impression on music in such a short period of time. Even though I never met Shannon he has impacted my life in many ways. As an artist,musician and as a person he was an original and will always be remembered.

  2. Mr. Sister Says:

    He’s a cutie. I’ve never listened to his music before but I’ll be sure to check it out.

  3. Ashley Says:

    Thank you for showing me the light. You are the most played artist in my house. You were gone to soon. I know that you live on in my house and on my computer.

  4. grim Says:

    the whole album feels right

  5. samuel randrup Says:

    you tried to find happiness in the party…you wanted peace///Shannon be loved…have peace..be with all the loved ones in the next life..and know you are missed ..and loved forever..

  6. A girl you saved Says:

    You have made a larger and deeper impact than you will ever know in the lives of everyone who has crossed your path.
    bless your soul and the beautiful human being you were. So much love for you and your family will always remain.
    You saved lives.
    Your music and memory will forever be in the hearts of us all. I love you.

  7. AnonymousGirl Says:

    Damn, When will people learn how to use drugs properly!

  8. webster travillian Says:

    richard shannon hoon. just to hear his name, to listen to his beautiful music, i get chill bumbs. my favorite band of all time he is my favorite singer. i love you hoon

  9. angel73 Says:

    beautiful, beautiful boy…you were gone…my youth in your pocket…i willnever forget that wonderful time..early 90is…i will always love blind melon..always..

  10. Bill Lewis Says:

    Saw Blind Melon support Guns ‘n’ Roses in Milton Keynes in ’93.It’s not often I get blown away seeing a band for the first time,but they sure did that day! An artist with so much more still to give,rest in peace Shannon.

  11. Ben Says:

    Still now not a day goes by that i dont hum a Melon song or think about Shannon Hoon, thank you for everything.

  12. nikki lafreniere Says:

    wish i could have got a piece of that.

  13. war Says:

    Take a breath and try again…

  14. Søren Says:

    I really like blind melon and i just hate to see such a vast amount of potential go unused…. such a shame :(

  15. merrilee Says:

    Shannon’s voice and music makes me smile. I love looking at his pictures. He was beautiful inside and out : )

  16. Jack Says:

    Thanks for what you did to music.You changed the way i think about life,i owe you one.you made me the person i am today.your music is a great escape.

  17. Luis Says:

    An incredible voice with incredible talent. Blind Melon was an amazing band. Their Neo Psychedelic twist on Alternative Rock of the 90s was extremely special. It’s a shame that we won’t have any more music from them. God bless you Shannon, your lyrics to “Change” really helped me through tough times of late. I will forever play your music and keep your star shinning bright. Love you Shannon. God bless you

  18. willz Says:

    Shannon Hoon was beautiful inside and out. His voice and lyrics some of the best of our time. Its rare to see true talent like this anymore. He left us way too soon….but life is hard you have to change. We love u Shannon! RIP

  19. Polina Says:

    I have to say I met Molly Grace almost a year ago and when I saw her work for the first time it took my brteah away. When my niece Shaina told me she was having Molly do her wedding I was thrilled. Just these few photos show what a true artist Molly is. Shaina & Grant are a beautiful couple and the memories Molly has captured will take everyone’s brteah away. Looking forward to seeing more. Cindy


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