Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Predicted His Untimely Death

Entertainment Oct. 10, 2011 AT 1:25PM
Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Predicted His Untimely Death Credit: J. Shearer/WireImage.com

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was found lifeless in his Chicago hotel room Saturday -- something he eerily predicted just two weeks earlier.

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On September 26, the 40-year-old musician-turned-painter posted a series of chilling Twitter messages foreshadowing his untimely death.

"Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). Need to write my will today," he wrote. "Correction -- the weekend after next."

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Welsh's body was found by Raffaello Hotel staff after he failed to check out on time Saturday. According to The Chicago Tribune, police found prescription drugs and a bag believed to contain heroin nearby.

Welsh performed with Weezer from 1998 to 2001; he was later replaced by bassist Scott Shriner, 46.

"Really bummed about Mikey. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Such a talent," Shriner tweeted Sunday. "He made a special mark on the world with his art."

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