Hillel Slovak was a guitarist and artist of other mediums. He reached fame as being a founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
. He left in 1983 only to return in 1985 and played on two of their records. Unfortunatly he died of a drug overdose in June 1988 the day after returning home from the Chili's first ever European tour. This sent the band into a downward spiral. Anthony Kiedis
went on a speedball
binge. While Jack Irons
was hostpitalized for clinical depression and left the band. They returned adding Chad Smith
and the legendary John Frusciante
who had been Hillel's biggest fan.