25 Years Since Michael Hutchence Passed Away

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

It was that day in 1997 that he was found dead at the Ritz-Carlton in Sydney, Australia from an apparent suicide.

The autopsy revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol and other drugs for depression.

The depression reportedly stemmed from not being able to see his girlfriend Paula Yates and their daughter Tiger as they were unable to travel to Australia from England due to her custody battle over her two daughters with estranged husband Bob Geldof.

Yates died from a heroin overdose in 2000. She was 41.

With this sad anniversary comes a report that Hutchence’s sister Tina is “angry” with one of his ex-girlfriends, actress Helena Christensen, for failing to tell his family that he suffered brain damage after being assaulted by a taxi driver in Denmark in 1995.

Tina tells The Sun on Sunday, “I know Michael was so happy with Helena and there was a time when I could not imagine them not being together.

“But I did feel angry when I first found out about the assault, as I felt it was her duty to say something to his family…

“There were all these awful stories about Michael after he died, so for Helena not to tell us about the head injury was wrong. She was very close to our parents and could have easily reached out.”