D. Boon

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D. Boon, born Dennes Dale Boon (April 1, 1958 - December 22, 1985) was the guitarist and lead singer of punk rock group The Minutemen.

Born in San Pedro, California, Boon formed the band in the late 1970s with childhood friend Mike Watt on bass, and George Hurley on drums. The Minutemen continued until December 22, 1985, when Boon was killed in a van accident in Tucson, Arizona. Because he had been sick with a fever, Boon was lying down in the rear of the van without a seatbelt when the van ran off the road. Boon was thrown out the back door of the van and died instantly from a broken neck. The band immediately dissolved, though Watt and Hurley would form the band fIREHOSE soon after. The live album Ballot Result was released in 1987, two years after Boon's death.

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