city: new orleans

j.w. marriott hotel

from the jinx (2015) posted in television by crabapple

Three-time murder suspect Robert Durst was arrested in the lobby of this hotel on March 15, 2015 following the last episode of the HBO series highlighting his homicidal tendencies, The Jinx.

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where shannon hoon died

from blind melon posted in music by crabapple

On Saturday, Oct. 21, 1995, Shannon Hoon was found dead from a heroin overdose in the Blind Melon tour bus near Kingsway Studios, where the band had recorded their second album, Soup, earlier that year. He was 28 years old.

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from true detective posted in television by pete_nice

From wiki:
Carcosa is a fictional city in the Ambrose Bierce short story "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" (1891).

Its name may be derived from the medieval city of Carcassonne in southern France, whose Latin name was "Carcaso".

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from true detective posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

A deteriorating Civil War fortress in Louisiana called Fort Macomb was turned into the Yellow King's Carcosa for the season one finale of HBO's True Detective.

During the war the site guarded the Chef Menteur Pass, a water route connecting the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Pontchartrain. It was decommissioned in 1871 and is currently closed to the public.

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where johnny thunders died

from johnny thunders, new york dolls posted in music by pete_nice

On April 23, 1991, Johnny Thunders (former guitarist for the New York Dolls and punk solo artist) died of mysterious circumstances in room #37 (now room #7) of the St. Peter Guest House in New Orleans, LA.

While the N.O.P.D. ruled the case an overdose, toxicology results indicated that Thunders had not consumed enough drugs to overdose. In addition, he had been recovering from addiction with methadone treatment for several months.

Dee Dee Ramone spoke to Thunders' rhythm guitarist, Stevie Klasson, after Johnny had died. Klasson stated that Thunders "had gotten mixed up with some bastards... who ripped him off for his methadone supply. They had given him LSD and then murdered him."

Thunders was 38 years old.

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