Death of Michael Hutchence

January 22, 1960 - November 22, 1997
| Age 37

Australian rock star dies of suicide
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SYDNEY, Australia - The death of Australian rock star Michael Hutchence in a Sydney hotel room in November was declared a suicide Friday.

Hutchence, 37, the lead singer of the rock group INXS, was found dead at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Double Bay in east Sydney on Nov. 22, 1997.

He was in a "severe depressed state" due to his relationship with girlfriend Paula Yates, her custody dispute with her former husband Sir Bob Geldof, and the effects of substances he had ingested,...

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