Alex Chilton of “The Box Tops” Fame Dies Of Heart Attack

One of the lates 60’s and early 70’s pop stars, Alex Chilton, has passed away.   At only 16 he had an international #1 hit as the lead sing er of "The Box Tops" with "The Letter."   Talk about precocious!   Anyway, he squandered his great talent with plenty of drug and alcohol abuse – a familiar story in the music business it seems.   No doubt his early death of an apparent heart attack at only 59 was aided and abetted by his years of substance abuse.   One look at his ravaged visage tell you he was a hard hitting user who paid the ultimate price for his self indulgence.

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