Mikey Welsh of Weezer — Predicted Own Demise
Mikey Welsh's actual death wasn't all that mysterious -- he died of a drug overdose, which has been known to kill many a rock star -- but the circumstances surrounding the former Weezer bassist's tragic end certainly were. Eerily, Welsh pretty much predicted both the exact time and location of his death -- and via a Facebook post for all his fans to read, no less.
In a Facebook post dated Sept. 26, 2011, Welsh, who played with Rivers Cuomo and the boys from 1998 to 2001, wrote "dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today." He followed it with another post that read, "correction – the weekend after next." Sure enough, just two weeks later, Welsh's body was discovered in a Chicago hotel room, the victim of an apparent overdose. He was 40.
Weezer have cycled through several bass players over the years, but Welsh has been the only one to meet an early demise.