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Hillel Slovak; Guitarist in Flamboyant Rock Band

June 30, 1988

Hillel Slovak, 25, guitarist for the flamboyant L.A. rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was found dead Monday in his Hollywood apartment.

A coroner's spokesman said results of an autopsy performed Wednesday were inconclusive.

The Chili Peppers, which have released three albums on EMI-Manhattan Records since forming in 1983, have not gained national stardom. But the foursome's wild antics on stage have given the group a strong following in the Los Angeles area.

Slovak is survived by his parents and a brother. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park.

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