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|Charles Weedon Westover ( Del Shannon) was born on December 30,
1934,in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1954, he was drafted into the Army,
and while in Germany played guitar in a band called the Cool Flames. On
February 8, 1990, Shannon shot himself in the head with a .22 caliber
rifle. Shannon's wife, Bonnie, found his body at 11:25 p.m. in their
Santa Clarita, California home, 35 miles north of Los Angeles. The rifle
was next to his body in the den. His widow said his death might have
been related to his use of Prozac. It was reported that Shannon had been
recovering from dental surgery, and that he had a cold. His final album
was released after his death, titled Rock On!.
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