SQUABBLES BROKE OUT AMONG THE FIERCELY protective women who ran the Circle One cult as to who was and who wasn't cool enough to attend the funeral, and there were lots of sour grapes among those who weren't invited. Nicole Panter: "If you saw the movie Suburbia, you saw the funeral, basically. It was this really sad little punk rock funeral. Darby looked like they'd put green clay on his face, and his hair was dyed black." The autopsy identified the cause of death as "acute heroin-morphine and ethanol intoxication."
That was 20 years ago. A search for recent anniversary coverage in the Lexis-Nexis® news-research engine turned up 580 listings in the database defined by the parameters All Newspapers/Previous 60 Days/"John Lennon" AND "death." The same search, but substituting the name "Darby Crash," turned up one.
The loneliest fucking number I ever saw.
Brendan Mullen is currently co-writing, with Don Bolles, a biography of Darby Crash, scheduled for release by Feral House in Fall 2001.