It was 40 years ago today that Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham died of pulmonary edema, which is fluid accumulation in the lungs. The legendary drummer was just 32-y/o, & found dead by Zeppelin sound technician Benji LeFevre and bassist John Paul Jones. The clinical cause of death was asphyxiation from vomit and an autopsy found no other drugs in his body. Bonham was cremated on October 10th, 1980, and his ashes were buried at Rushock Parish Church in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

CHECK IT OUT: John Bonham and Led Zeppelin on January 9th, 1970 performing “Moby Dick” live at the Royal Albert Hall: