Short Info

DiedOctober 21, 1995, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
SpouseLisa Crouse
MarkOften used the phrase in his songs " I"ll have it made "
FactIs buried in Dayton, Indiana.

Shannon Hoon was born on September 26, 1967, in Lafayette, Indiana. His parents were both teachers. He has two older sisters. Hoon was a good student and was active in sports and music. He played football and was a member of the school band. After high school, Hoon attended San Francisco State University. He dropped out after a year to pursue a career in music.

Hoon was the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Blind Melon. The band’s debut album, Blind Melon, was released in 1992. The album’s first single, “Bee Girl”, was a minor hit. The band’s second album, Soup, was released in 1995. The album’s first single, “No Rain”, became a huge hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band’s third album, Nico, was released in 1996.

Hoon struggled with drug addiction for much of his life. He died of a drug overdose on October 21, 1995, at the age of 28.

At the time of his death, Hoon had a net worth of $2 million.

General Info

Full NameShannon Hoon
DiedOctober 21, 1995, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
EducationMcCutcheon High School


SpouseLisa Crouse
ChildrenNico Blue
ParentsRichard Hoon, Nel Hoon
SiblingsTim Forkeotes, Anna Quattrocki


Music GroupsBlind Melon
MoviesLetters from a Porcupine, Blind Melon: Live at the Metro

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#Marks / Signs
1Often used the phrase in his songs " I"ll have it made "


1His first band was Styff Kytten, a cover band from his home town Lafayette.
2He was good friends with Axl Rose and even sang back-up vocals to the UYI albums.
3Died of a cocaine overdose while on tour, only 8 weeks after the release of Blind Melon's 2nd album, "Soup".
4Is buried in Dayton, Indiana.
5Had one daughter named Nico. Blind Melon's last album, "Nico", released after Shannon Hoon's death, is named after his daughter.
6Lead singer of the rock band, Blind Melon.



New Girl2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Being Erica2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Remember the Daze2007writer: "Seed to a Tree" - as Richard Hoon
Without a Paddle2004"No Rain"
Private Parts1997writer: "No Rain"
Beavis and Butt-Head1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1994TV Series writer - 1 episode


No Rain1992ShortLead Singer


No Rain2008Himself
Blind Melon's Letters from a Porcupine1996VideoHimself (Lead Vocals)
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself (Blind Melon)
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Blind Melon)
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry1993Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Vigil 20 the Nel Hoon Story2015Documentary filmingHimself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself (as Blind Melon)
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos1998VideoHimself (segment "Don't Cry")


Nominated Awards

1998GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoBlind Melon's Letters from a Porcupine (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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