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Friends Puzzle Over Quiet Riot Singers Death

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Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports: The life of QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow, who died at age 52 over the weekend in Las Vegas, had not been on a completely even keel after he'd broken up this month with his girlfriend of more than seven years, Las Vegas television personality and KXPT-FM radio DJ Lark Williams, according to friends saddened Monday by the news of his death.

Nevertheless, "his mood the last couple of months was stable," said former DEEP PURPLE bassist and singer Glenn Hughes, who said he had communicated with DuBrow several times a week since they had become reacquainted after a 2001 performance by Hughes in Las Vegas. "He did not sound agitated or paranoid or anything at all — he was just normal Kevin," Hughes said. He added that QUIET RIOT's recent tour had gone well.

Williams said she didn't think DuBrow had any health problems. "He was as strong as an ox, that boy. He ate well, took a lot of vitamins. He worked out, and of course when he performed it was quite a workout," she said Tuesday from Las Vegas. "He never looked better." She said she had last communicated with him about a week ago by text message, with no indications that anything was awry.

As of Tuesday, the Las Vegas police were not investigating the death as a suspicious one. Samantha Charles, the communications officer with the Clark County coroner's office, said that an autopsy was performed Monday on DuBrow and that official determination of the cause of death would depend on results of toxicology tests, which could take six to 12 weeks.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Eehhh...he was about five years away from natural causes, anyways. What was that one awesome Quiet Riot song? No, not Metal Health, the other one. Oh, right. There was no other one.

Is Thomas Dolby dead yet?

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