October 10, 2011 21:04

Ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh ‘predicted’ his own death on Twitter

The musician and artist passed away on October 8 in Chicago

Ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh ‘predicted’ his own death on Twitter
In a tragic coincidence, ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh who was found dead on October 8, ‘predicted’ his own death on his Twitter account, Twitter.com/mikeywelsh71, two weeks ago.

“Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today,” wrote Welsh last month on his personal Twitter account. He later added “correction – the weekend after next”.

Welsh, 40, passed away after being found unresponsive on his hotel room floor on the same weekend he dreamed he would die. Welsh died of a suspected drug overdose, according to authorities. A report in the Chicago Tribune claims that police found prescription drugs and a bag of white powder believed to be heroin in Welsh’s hotel room and, although the official cause of his death is still to be determined, they suspect narcotics were involved.

Weezer paid their respects on their Twitter account Twitter.com/Weezer, writing: "We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear the awful news, our friend and fellow Weezer rocker @mikeywelsh71 has passed away. We love you Mikey."

Welsh joined Weezer in 2000 after original bassist Matt Sharp left in 1998 and played with the band until August 2001, appearing on hits from their self-titled album that year – also known as 'The Green Album' – including 'Island In The Sun' and 'Hash Pipe'.

In the same year, the Boston based musician suffered a mental breakdown and later attempted suicide before he quit the band. In his later years he dedicated himself to painting and he worked on large-scale figures and abstracts.

You can check out some of Mikey Welsh's artworks on his website, while the website Weezerpedia has set up a digital eulogy page where fans can pay their respects.

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