I dunno about you, but thats how I wanna go: face down on the cold tile of a bathroom in a club. Hey, at least he died getting high. Probably felt pretty fucking awesome for a few seconds before blacking out, right? At least thats what they said in Trainspotting.
Anyway, I'd heard about this on Sunday from 1010; and that the cops were deeming the Knitting Factory death "suspicious". But yesterday it was announced the dead guy was Nicholas Phillips, 28-years-old from the East Village (East 9th to be exact). If you're into creepy, check out Nick's MySpace page here.
Nick was found found unconscious in the bathroom of the Knitting Factory at around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. They tried to revive him but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead about a half an hour later at NY Downtown.
One of the papers keeps saying he was a "stagehand" for one of the bands that was playing that night; I assume by "stagehand" they mean "roadie". His pic (above) looks like he's sitting behind a merch table.
Brand Nubian, Loch Lomond, Kurious and The Wowz were all playing the Knitting Factory that night and there was also the "2nd Annual Nobody Ball".
Did anyone know this dude? Please post a comment and shed some light on this sad story.
I'd bet this dude is down with Leftover Crack, whom I hate.