02/02/1979 Sex Pistols’ bassist Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose
Sid Vicious Death Reports
History of the Sex Pistols: Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious
A small group of friends gathered to celebrate Sid Vicious having made bail. Vicious' friend Peter Kodick assisted him in procuring heroin, and he died in his sleep after overdosing on it. He was discovered dead by his mother early in the morning.