St. Peter House and the Death of Johnny Thunders

 

Before my trip to New Orleans, I only had a few haunted and/or true crime related locations on my list. This was at the top of my list. Music and New Orleans go hand in hand, and sadly so does tragedy. Former New York Doll and Heartbreaker Johnny Thunders headed to New Orleans to check out the music scene, and to either get away from or closer to whatever he was looking for. One day after arriving in New Orleans in 1991, he was found dead of a supposed overdose in room 37 of the St. Peter House. Very little happened as far as an investigation, and there are claims of foul play. Check out the episode of Ghost Town about the St. Peter House and the death of Johnny Thunders.

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Photo: Ghost Town Travels

Photo: Ghost Town Travels