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Died On This Date (January 22, 1994) Rhett Forrester / Riot

Posted by themusicsover on January 22, 2010

Rhett Forrester
September 22, 1956 – January 22, 1994

Rhett Forrester was most famously, the lead singer of American hard rock band, Riot from 1981 to 1984.   A charismatic stage performer, Forester likely took the best of his tennis and ballroom dance training into the hard rock arena where he helped lead Riot to the top of the US metal scene as a much-in-demand live act.   Riot split up in 1984 and Forrester went on to release a well received solo album in 1986.   Forrester’s life came to a tragic end in the early morning of January 22, 1994 in what is believed to be an act of random violence.  While sitting at a stop light in Atlanta, Forrester was approached by two apparent strangers.  According to a witness, there was a brief altercation, prompting one of the men to pull out a gun and shoot Forrester in the back.  He drove a few blocks where he died as a result of the shooting.  The perpetrator was never apprehended.

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