Williams died of "acute Seconal intolerance." The bottlecap story was a fabrication.
I almost choked on a pen cap. I have a habit of chewing on things. Oral fixation. I inhaled and the cap made it to the back of my throat. I held my breath, stood up, bent over forward, shook my head and it fell out. Scared the hell out of me.
At Tennessee's memorial in NYC, the church was packed. One ancient aunt of Tennessee stood up in her pew and pointed to one of the many young boys in attendance and screamed, "THAT is the boy who killed him! THAT boy!"
She had to be pulled out of the church.
Whoooo-eee. Girlfriend is PLASTERED in that interview.
R4, was this pen from the 1980s or earlier? Because pen caps are now built with "ventilation."
Poor Tom. Here in St. Louis (Yes, we know he hated us, but he couldn't stay away.) it's assumed from the unfortunate Dakin Williams that he WAS found with a cap in his mouth but that the effects of OD and accompanying weakness actually did it.
[R8] Good to know about the ventilation holes. No, it was just a few years ago. Fortunately I didn't have to try and breathe through those holes.