Murdered Musicians: Jaco Pastorius


Born December 1st 1951
Died September 21st 1987

The virtuoso Weather Report bass player had a long history of health and mental problems, and by 1987 was living on the streets in Fort Lauderdale. On 11th December he got into an altercation with a night club doorman and was admitted to hospital with facial fractures. He then fell into a coma and passed away on 21st September from a brain hemorrhage. The doorman, Luc Havan pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment.

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