Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy Orlean Williams (May 28, 1949April 6, 1998), better known as Wendy O. Williams, was the lead singer for the American punk band the Plasmatics, whose stage theatrics included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars.

Dubbed "The Queen of Shock Rock," Williams was widely considered the most controversial and radical female singer of her day.[1] She often sported a Mohawk haircut. Williams was nominated in 1985 for a Grammy in the Best Female Rock Vocal category during the height of her popularity as a solo artist.

Williams died at age 48 in 1998 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area near her home.

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