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August 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, who was found dead in his home last month, died from acute cocaine and narcotic intoxication, officials said today. "The autopsy examination revealed a recent puncture mark on the left arm consistent with a recent intravenous injection prior to death," said Capt. Al Moore of the Contra Costa Coroner's office. "Toxicology tests reveal lethal levels of morphine and cocaine in the blood."
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August 11, 1990 | From United Press International
A lethal mixture of morphine and cocaine commonly known as a "speedball" killed Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, a coroner reported Friday. The cause of death was "acute cocaine and narcotic intoxication," said the report released by Richard Rainey, Contra Costa County coroner. Mydland, 37, was found dead in his home in the east San Francisco suburb of Lafayette on July 26.
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July 27, 1990 | From United Press International
Brent Mydland, keyboard player for the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring of rock bands, died Thursday at his home, the band's publicist said. He was 38. It was not known how Mydland died, but he was pronounced dead at his Contra Costa County home northeast of San Francisco shortly after 10:30 a.m., authorities said. "We don't really know how Brent died and, as of now, we believe it was an accidental death," said Dennis McNally, longtime publicist for the band.
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August 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, who was found dead in his home last month, died from acute cocaine and narcotic intoxication, officials said today. "The autopsy examination revealed a recent puncture mark on the left arm consistent with a recent intravenous injection prior to death," said Capt. Al Moore of the Contra Costa Coroner's office. "Toxicology tests reveal lethal levels of morphine and cocaine in the blood."
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August 11, 1990 | From United Press International
A lethal mixture of morphine and cocaine commonly known as a "speedball" killed Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, a coroner reported Friday. The cause of death was "acute cocaine and narcotic intoxication," said the report released by Richard Rainey, Contra Costa County coroner. Mydland, 37, was found dead in his home in the east San Francisco suburb of Lafayette on July 26.
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August 6, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Grateful Dead Member's Will: Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, who died of undetermined causes last month, excluded his two young daughters and his estranged wife from his $2-million estate. "I have intentionally omitted to provide for any person who is an heir of mine," Mydland wrote in a will executed March 12, according to documents filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court. Mydland named James Whitmer, an old friend, as administrator of the estate.
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August 16, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
The Grateful Dead, searching for a replacement after keyboardist Brent Mydland's fatal drug overdose, has turned to an old and well-known friend: singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby. Hornsby, in a statement released today through his record company, confirmed he will be sitting in on keyboards for selected Dead dates in the near future, including the band's run at Madison Square Garden, Sept. 15-20.
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June 4, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vince Welnick, 51, the Grateful Dead's last keyboard player and a veteran musician in several other bands, including the Tubes and the Missing Man Formation, died Friday, Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally said. The cause of death was not announced for Welnick, who lived in the Sonoma County town of Forestville. He was the last in a line of Grateful Dead keyboardists, several of whom died prematurely, leading some of the group's many fans to conclude that the position came with a curse.
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July 27, 1990 | From United Press International
Brent Mydland, keyboard player for the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring of rock bands, died Thursday at his home, the band's publicist said. He was 38. It was not known how Mydland died, but he was pronounced dead at his Contra Costa County home northeast of San Francisco shortly after 10:30 a.m., authorities said. "We don't really know how Brent died and, as of now, we believe it was an accidental death," said Dennis McNally, longtime publicist for the band.
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