Howie Epstein

 

 

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: longtime bass player for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers who joined the group in 1982 and was fired in because of ongoing "personal problems", and who was also in the news in 2001 with girlfriend Carlene Carter when they were arrested in New Mexico after three grams of heroin were found in the couple's car.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent heroin overdose

 

Born: July 21, 1955

 

Died: February 24, 2003

 

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico