Alan Wass, a close friend and collaborator of The Libertines’ Pete Doherty, has died
Wass, 33, fell through a glass partition at his London home in February. Subsequently, as the NME reports, Wass had been on life support at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for two months and suffered a heart attack last Thursday (April 23) which proved fatal.
The guitarist, who regularly performed with Doherty and The Libertines as well as having his own band, The Lipstick Melodies, suffered heavy blood loss after severing an artery and two nerves in his right arm during the fall.
Footage of Wass smoking crack cocaine hours before her death was discovered by police investigating what happened to Whitehead. He was convicted of possessing crack cocaine and given a three-year conditional discharge, while Doherty was sent to jail on similar charges.
Prior to performing with The Lipstick Melodies, Wass fronted Left Hand. Pete Doherty and Babyshambles regularly covered their song ‘Hired Gun’ during live shows. See below for footage of Doherty and Wass perform the song together for MTV in Germany.
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