On Oct. 12, 1978, the body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen was found in a room at New York’s famous Chelsea Hotel. Her boyfriend, the bassist of Sex Pistols – Sid Vicious, was staying in Room 100 for a month and a half then and suddenly, Sid called the reception saying that there was something wrong with his girlfriend. When they took a closer look, they realized that there were stab wounds on her stomach and she was dead.
Sid gained fame after he joined Sex Pistols in 1977 by replacing the original bass player of the band. He met Nancy Spungen when she was in England and they started seeing each other soon enough. Prior to the band breaking up in 1978, they were living together in New York.
He was arrested after Nancy Spungen’s body was found and was charged for homicide. Three months later, he died due to a heroin overdose and the case remained closed after that. There was no action following his death and the New York Police Department closed the case after his death.