September 26th, 2011 Mikey Welsh posted on Twitter, “Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). Need to write my will today” followed by, “Correction – the weekend after next”. He died October 8th, 2011 from a heart attack in his sleep in a hotel room. In Chicago.
Michael Edward “Mikey” Welsh (April 20, 1971 – October 8, 2011) was an American artist and musician, best known as the former bassist of Weezer. He played with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo during Cuomo’s time in Boston during the hiatus in the band Homie. Following original bassist Matt Sharp’s decision to leave Weezer to focus on his group, The Rentals, Welsh was chosen to take over for him. Welsh played with Weezer from the time that they regrouped in 2000 until August 2001, when he suffered a mental breakdown. Shortly afterwards, he retired from music to focus on his art career. Welsh died on October 8, 2011.
On October 8, 2011, Welsh’s Facebook page announced that he had “passed away unexpectedly”, with a memorial image attached. It was later announced that Welsh had been found dead in a hotel room in Chicago, from a suspected drug overdose leading to a heart attack. He had posted on Twitter on September 26, 2011, “dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today” followed by “correction – the weekend after next”