Milestones Nov. 6, 1995

DIED. SHANNON HOON, 28, rock singer; of a drug overdose; in New Orleans. Hoon wailed his way to stardom fronting Blind Melon. A hit single, No Rain, took the group's eponymous 1992 album multiplatinum. But Hoon's drug use put a damper on success, leading to his arrests for urinating during a concert in Vancouver and for disrupting a 1994 awards show. Blind Melon was on tour when an unrevivable Hoon was found on the band bus.

DIED. HAMILTON HOLMES, 54, orthopedic surgeon who in 1961 defied hate and ostracism to become one of the first blacks admitted to the University of...

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