We lost Bradley Nowell, lead singer of Sublime on May 25, 1996 to a lethal herion overdose. The 28-year-old singer and guitarist left behind his wife Troy and his 11 month-old son Jakob. Sublime had just played at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, about seven hours north of Nowell’s home in Long Beach. Nowell and Sublime were winding through a five-date promotional run for the upcoming release of their self-titled third album and major label debut. Many were surprised by his death because Nowell had seemed like he had been able to stay clean.