Today is the day in 2002 that Robbin Crosby of Ratt left the planet.  Original reports said he died of complications from Pneumonia, related to AIDS, but later reports came out that it was a heroin overdose. It was probably a little of both.  He was HIV positive but did not contract that from a gay lifestyle.

He dated Tawny Kitaen before she hooked up with David Coverdale, and after her he married a Playboy Playmate for 4 years.  He basically just paid the price for doing a lot of drugs living the rock lifestyle, but he faced his death with a respectable attitude.  He once said he "lived all his dreams and then some...don't be sad for me".  The reports stated that (if you can believe it) due to a digestive disorder, he weighed 400 lbs. when he died.  Anyway on this date, let's remember Robbin.