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Nick Drake: Requiem For A Solitary Man

Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 8 February 1975

ON OCTOBER 25th, 1974, at approximately six in the morning Nick Drake, a 26-yearold singer/songwriter, died from an overdose of Typtasol, an antidepressant, in the bedroom of his parents' house in Tarnworth, Arden, not far from Stratford-upon-Avon. The coroner's verdict was death by suicide, culminating from prolonged mental illness, which, in turn, was manifested through heavy introspective depressions. This verdict will be contested in the following article.

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