Bon Scott - How he died

[Info take from Hell Ain't No Bad Place To Be by Richard Bunton & Shock To The System by Mark Putterford]

Bon Scott died in February of 1980 in London, England. He choked to death on his own vomit while sleeping in a friend's car. He and the friend, a musician named Alisdair Kinnear, had been drinking the evening of the 19th and Bon apparently fell asleep during the ride home. Kinnear could not wake Bon, so he left him in the car to sleep. Kinnear awoke early in the evening on the 20th, checked on Bon, and found him unconscious in the car. Bon could not be revived, and was pronounced dead.

There is another version of this story, examined by Mark Putterford in his Shock To The System book. Putterford's angle questions whether Kinnear was really Bon's companion, and suggests heroin may have been involved in Bon's death.

Picture Courtesy of Todd Dale


AC/DC Table of Contents  (PART 1) FAQ
Members of AC/DC
Past & Present
Brian Johnson
How he became AC/DC's singer
Bon Scott
How he died
Brian Johnson
Bon Scott
Pre AC/DC and beyond.
Angus' age.
Atlantic Records Bio's
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What other bands have
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Origins of AC/DC
What is
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AC/DC's original singer
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Where did AC/DC
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Why the
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What kind of guitars do
Angus and Malcolm play?
Why former members
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