Boston Lead Singer Commits Suicide

By | March 14, 2007 at 11:01 AM

The recent death of Brad Delp, lead singer of the rock band Boston, has been ruled a suicide, police in New Hampshire said on Wednesday.

Delp, 55, was killed by carbon monoxide piped through a tube from a vehicle’s exhaust pipe into a bathroom where he was found dead on March 9, said Lt. William Baldwin of the police in Atkinson, a southern New Hampshire town where Delp lived.

With Delp’s big, wailing voice, Boston scored hits with
“More Than a Feeling,” “Long Time” and “Peace of Mind.”

The band’s popularity peaked in the late 1970s but it remained active off and on, producing its last album,
“Corporate America,” in 2002.

Delp was born in Boston, and bought his first guitar at age
13 after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, according to his Web site. Since 1994, he spent his spare time working in a tribute band called Beatle Juice, the band said.

“The 55-year-old Bradley Delp committed suicide and the cause of death was carbon monoxide” poisoning, Baldwin said in a statement.

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