On This Day…

Keith Moon Dies of Overdose

September 7, 1978

The 32-year-old drummer for The Who Keith Moon dies of an overdose of 32 clomethiazole tablets. He was taking the sedative clomethiazole to alleviate his alcohol withdrawal symptoms as he was trying to get sober. He was not supposed to take more than three a day.
He died at 32 years old in the same flat that Mama Cass Elliot died in four years earlier – also at the age of 32.