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Wendy O. Williams

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Wendy Orlean Williams (May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998), better known as Wendy O. Williams, was an American singer,
songwriter and actress.
Born in Webster (New York), she first came to prominence as the lead singer of the punk rock band Plasmatics.
After she left home at the age of sixteen, Williams hitchhiked her way to Colorado, earning money by crocheting string bikinis.
She later traveled to Florida and Europe landing various jobs such as lifeguard, stripper and server at Dunkin' Donuts.
When she arrived in New York City in 1976, she began performing in live sex shows.
That same year, she was approached by manager Rod Swenson, who recruited her to join his newly formed punk rock band, the Plasmatics.
After releasing three albums with Plasmatics, Williams embarked on a solo career and in 1984 released her debut album, WOW.

In 1991, Williams moved to Storrs, Connecticut, where she lived with her long-time companion and former manager, Rod Swenson,
and worked as an animal rehabilitator and at a food co-op in Willimantic.
She explained this move by saying that she "was pretty fed up dealing with people."

Despite her reputation as a fearsome performer, Williams in her personal life was deeply devoted to the welfare of animals,
a passion that included a vegetarian diet, working as a wildlife rehabilitator and being a natural foods activist.

Williams first attempted suicide in 1993 by hammering a knife into her chest where it lodged in her sternum.
However, she changed her mind and called Swenson to take her to the hospital.
She attempted suicide again in 1997 with an overdose of ephedrine.

Williams died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 6, 1998, when she was 48.
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Discography:

Plasmatics:

1977...New Hope for the Wretched
1981...Beyond the Valley of 1984
1981...Metal Priestess
1982...Coup d'État
1987...Maggots: The Record
2000...Coup de Grace


Wendy O. Williams: (in solo)

1984...WOW
1986...Kommander of Kaos
1988...Deffest! and Baddest!
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