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Died On This Date (May 6, 1996) Kenny Hillery / Quiet Riot

Posted by themusicsover on June 5, 2010

Kenny Hillery (Kevin Richard Hillery)
March 24, 1965 – May 6, 1996

Metal bass player Kenny Hillery briefly served as Quiet Riot’s bassist for the band’s 1993 release Terrified.  He left the group in 1995 and passed away on May 6, 1996.  He was 31.

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8 Responses to “Died On This Date (May 6, 1996) Kenny Hillery / Quiet Riot”

  1. G- said

    Kevin Richard Hillery (aka Kenny) was born on March 24, 1965 and died on May 6, 1996. The coroner ruled his death an accident, not suicide.
    Please correct the information you have posted here about him. Thank you.

  2. I am truly sorry to hear of this tragic accident. I met Kenny in 1993, Quiet Riot came to Monterey and played at Planet Gemini. I had a great time talking with him. I remember him changing after the show and he returned wearing skater/ surfer clothes and he said, " the stage clothing is just that,it's my job!" Kenny was truly a gentleman with a great personality. I was just thinking about him when I learned of his death. R.I.P. Kenny! You touched my heart!

  3. hearsaym said

    Wikipedia also says it was a suicide, maybe have them change that as well:

  4. Catherine Cyr said

    Kevin was a friend of mine. We went to school together. I did hear through some mutual friends in 1996 that he had died, but that was it. Can G – Said tell me what happened? I lost touch with him in the late 80’s early 90’s. Do you know where he is buried?

  5. I also went to jr and high school with him. Awesome guy, nice to everyone not like some people who were click-y…..So sad. Cool that he played with one of my favorite bands…….

    • Catherine Cyr said

      So you went to Calabassas High School too? What is your name? Or you can tell me in FB if you want to remain anonymous. We got to be good friends when we went to Pierce college together.

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