former marilyn manson bassist gidget gein found dead

Gidget Gein former Marilyn Manson bassist found dead

The original bassist for Marilyn Manson Gidget Gein aka Brad Stewart was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in his home in Burbank, CA. 

The details are still sketchy, but close friends of musician and artist Gidget Gein (aka Brad Stewart) tell us he was found dead yesterday of an apparent OD in his home in Burbank. Considering his macabre sensibilities, we'd hoped this was some kind of goth stunt, but calls to the LA Coroner today confirm the passing.

Good pal Lenora Claire tells us, "He had just got a book deal, was recording a record with the guy who produced the first Janes Addiction record and just landed a solo show at La Luz de Jesus that he had wanted for years." She says she plans to make sure the show, set for February of next year, still happens no matter what.

Gigdet help kick off Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids back in the early 90's but was kicked out of the band (via Fedex) after a heroin overdose on Christmas 1993 and replaced by Twiggy Ramirez. He got a job in Florida cleaning up after dead people to kick his drug problems and later left FL and became an advocate in the art and fashion scene in Hollywood.

He was 39 years old and overdosed on the 9th, just a few days ago. He will be missed.

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Author: christin Posted: 10/13/2008
Tags: dead  Gidget Gein  Marilyn Manson