Dave Alexander (June 3, 1947 – February 10, 1975) was the original bassist of The Stooges, from 1967 until August 1970, when he was fired after showing up at the Goose Lake International Music Festival too drunk to perform. His drinking problems didn’t end there though. Nearly 5 years after being ejected from The Stooges, he died of pulmonary edema in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan after being admitted to a hospital for pancreatitis, caused by his alcohol abuse.
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High qualiti pic-The Stooges (L-R: Dave Alexander, Iggy Pop in front, Scott Asheton in back and Ron Asheton) at Elektra Sound Recorders Studio in Los Angeles while making their second album ‘Fun House’ on May 1970 (Photo by Ed Caraeff/Getty Images)
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