First paragraph reads: " Steve Foley, the drummer who played with the band the Replacements, died over the weekend reportedly after overdosing on prescription medication."
Replacements Drummer Steve Foley Dies Of Overdose
August 28, 2008 1:47 p.m. EST
Minneapolis, MN (CNS) – Steve Foley, the drummer who played with the band the Replacements, died over the weekend reportedly after overdosing on prescription medication.
Foley, 49, played with the Replacements for the last year of the band's career from 1990 to 1991. He was working as a car salesman when his co-workers went to check on him on Monday morning and found him dead in his home.
After the Replacements broke up, Foley and his brother, Kevin, joined the band Bash & Pop with bassist Tommy Stinson. The band released a critically acclaimed album Friday Night Is Killing Me with Sire/Reprise Records. Stinson is now a member of Guns 'N Roses.
According to musicscene.org, Colleen Foley, his sister, told the press that Steve was "by-the-book sober" for about 15 years after finishing up his career with the Replacements, but that he struggled with depression and anxiety in the last couple of years.
Visitation will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in Edina, Minnesota with a burial to follow after at Lakewood Cemetery.