Bob Stinson, founding guitarist of the Replacements, was found dead in his apartment in Uptown Minneapolis on February 18, 1995. Stinson had long suffered from drug and alcohol abuse, which eventually caused lethal organ failure.
It was initially reported that Stinson had died of a drug overdose, but a coroner’s report stated that his prolonged substance abuse simply wore down his internal organs. An unused insulin syringe was found next to his body.
Stinson was a mere 35 years old at the time of his death. The Hennepin County coroner released an official statement simplifying his cause of death:
“His lifestyle finally caught with him. Even though he was 35 he wore his body out.”