Thursday, April 07, 2005
Okay, I don't mean to do this, but this is rapidly becoming the dead and dying rock star blog. This getting older stuff, man, it's really sad. All my "people" are dropping like flies.
Reuters: April 7, 2005
Singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was undergoing tests and remains in highly critical condition in a London hospital Friday for a suspected drug overdose and a fall down the stairs at home.
Authorities said prescription drugs and evidence of heavy drinking were found at his home in Hampstead, North London, the Mirror reported.
Rafferty, 57, made millions from his hit record "Baker Street," which was later used on the soundtrack of the 1997 movie "Good Will Hunting."
But, the death of his elder brother Joe and problems in his personal life made him shun the limelight. He also was reportedly frustrated with the "one-hit wonder" tag.