Robbin Crosby


Robbin Crosby was an American guitarist who was a member of glam metal band Ratt, earning several platinum albums in the U.S. in the mid-to-late 1980s. Crosby was HIV positive, but died from a heroin overdose in 2002.

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1959 Birth Born on August 4, 1959.


1980 20 Years Old In 1980, Crosby was in the band Phenomenon which also featured Parramore McCarty later of Warrior and released one single. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old In the coming years, Crosby would buy a home in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. He later married Playboy Playmate Laurie Carr in 1987, eventually divorcing in 1991. … Read More


1999 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In a June 1999 interview for a Ratt episode of VH1's Behind the Music, Crosby talked about how drug addiction and his HIV status changed his life. "What has drug addiction done for me?" he asked. "It's cost me my career, my fortune, basically my sex life when I found out I was HIV positive."


2001 41 Years Old In 2001, Crosby publicly stated that he had AIDS and had been HIV positive since 1994. … Read More
2002 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Crosby died in Los Angeles on June 6, 2002. … Read More
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